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“Living in China, An Architectural Perspective” a talk by J. Brooke Harrington and Judith Bing at the Cushing Library

January 27 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cushing Public Library, 39 Cross Road
Cushing, ME 04563 United States
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The Camden Conference presents J. Brooke Harrington and Judith Bing at the Cushing Public Library on  Sunday, January 27 at 2:00pm. This event is free and open to all. NOTE: This event was re-scheduled due to inclement weather. China’s domestic architecture is impressive, from remote village dwellings of the past to imposing urban constructions of the present. In this vast, populous, and ancient country, consistent principals have guided the design of houses from earliest history into the modern era. Nevertheless, regional variations distinguish the modest homes of ordinary people and of the numerous minorities in this dominantly rural country. As China increasingly opened its doors to the outside world its dwelling traditions remained surprisingly intact until radical transformations under Mao. In recent decades, global forces and a changing economy have altered Chinese living environments dramatically. This collaborative presentation will consolidate a vast history with two areas of focus: Brooke Harrington...

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“From Chinese Streets to American Homes: International Golden Retriever Rescue and Adoption” talk by Peter Fitzgerald and Allyson MacKenna at Camden Public Library

January 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Camden Public Library, 55 Main Street
Camden, ME 04843 United States
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The Camden Conference presents Peter Fitzgerald, Emeritus Professor of Law, and Allyson MacKenna, Executive Director of Yankee Golden Retriever Rescue, at the Camden Public Library on Sunday, January 27 at 2pm. Their talk, "From Chinese Streets to American Homes: International Golden Retriever Rescue and Adoption," is free and open to all. In recent years pet ownership in China has increased significantly, due in no small part to the development of a large, urban, middle class. China is now said to have the world’s third largest dog population, estimated at 27+ million animals, and a booming pet and pet-products marketplace. Many - especially younger - Chinese welcome this development. However, the legacy of the Maoist era when pet dogs were viewed as part of a Western lifestyle that was inappropriate for socialist China is still seen in a wide range of conflicting legal and social attitudes towards pet dogs. Accordingly, alongside the increasing number...

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