Chinese Painting & Politics Topic of Feb. 16 Newlin Lecture
The Department of History’s 2012 Algie Newlin Lecture will focus on “20th Century Chinese Painting and Politics” when it is delivered at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, at the Community Center. The event is open to the public at no charge.
The lecture honors the late Algie Newlin ’21, who taught history and political science at Guilford from 1924-1966, and died in 1985. Speaking will be Dorothy Borei, emerita professor of history. Cosponsors are the departments of Art and Political Science. For more details, call Alvis Dunn at 316-2287.
Borei will focus on how the traditional Chinese painting style was transformed during the 20th century by political and social influences, including Western artistic forms, war and revolution, and economic reforms. The lecture will be accompanied by a power-point presentation.