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10:00 am

“Trouble in Chinese Waters?”- Kristin Vekasi at the Witherle Memorial Library CANCELLED

February 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Witherle Memorial Library, 41 School St.
Castine, ME 04421 United States
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Kristin Vekasi's talk at the Witherle Memorial Library in Castine on February 13 has been CANCELLED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER. Professor Vekasi of the University of Maine will speak on how Chinese domestic politics and American national interests have set a course for potential conflict over the South China Sea. The talk will unpack the complex political and economics conflicts in the region, and discuss policy options to deescalate military tensions and increase peaceful cooperation. Kristin Vekasi is an assistant professor in the department of political science and School of Policy and International Affairs. She received her PhD at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and has conducted extensive research and fieldwork across Northeast Asia, particularly in Japan and China. She has been a visiting fellow with the Japan Foundation at Tokyo University, a Fulbright Fellow at Tohoku University, and a Foreign Language and Area Studies fellow at the Harbin Institute of Technology....

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7:00 pm

“To Live”-film screening in Yarmouth

February 13 @ 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 “To Live” at the Merrill Memorial Library in Yarmouth on Wednesday, February 13 at 7:00 pm. This event is free and open to all. "To Live" is a simple title, but it conceals a universe. The film follows the life of one family in China, from the heady days of gambling dens in the 1940s to the austere hardship of the Cultural Revolution in the 1960s. And through all of their fierce struggles with fate, all of the political twists and turns they endure, their hope is basically one summed up by the heroine, a wife who loses wealth and position and children, and who says, "All I ask is a quiet life together." The movie has been directed by Zhang Yimou, the leading Chinese filmmaker right now (although this film offended Beijing and earned him a two-year ban from filmmaking). It...

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