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6:30 pm

Chinese Education: 20 years of Evolution from Catch-up to Leadership-talk by Kyle Tong in Union

January 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Vose Library (Union, ME), 392 Common Road
Union, ME 04862 United States
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The Camden Conference presents Kyle Tong at the Vose Library in Union on Wednesday, January 23 at 6:30 pm. His talk will be “Chinese Education: 20 Years of Evolution from Catch-up to Leadership.” Rescheduled from January 9, this event is free and open to all. The past twenty years of education in China has been a period of constant change. There are forces internally and externally that drive these changes. Curriculum serves several masters so some aspects of the educational system are quite progressive while others remain virtually unchanged.  Having worked closely with the one-million-student school system of Hefei for two decades has allowed Tong to have a fairly unique window into the soul of China through the education of their young. Tong will talk about the traditional systems, how they have been jerked into the 20th and 21st Centuries, and how simple demographics drive so much in education as...

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7:00 pm

“A Touch of Sin”-film screening in Yarmouth

January 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Merrill Memorial Library, 215 Main Street
Yarmouth, ME 04096 United States
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The Camden Conference presents a screening of the film "A Touch of Sin" at the Merrill Memorial Library in Yarmouth on Wednesday, January 23 at 7:00 pm. This event is free and open to all. A "brilliant exploration of violence and corruption in contemporary China" (Jon Frosch, The Atlantic), A TOUCH OF SIN was inspired by four shocking (and true) events that forced the world's fastest growing economy into a period of self-examination. Written and directed by master filmmaker Jia Zhangke (The World, Still Life), "one of the best and most important directors in the world" (Richard Brody, The New Yorker), this daring, poetic and grand-scale film focuses on four characters, each living in different provinces, who are driven to violent ends. An angry miner, enraged by widespread corruption in his village, decides to take justice into his own hands. A rootless migrant discovers the infinite possibilities of owning a...

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