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Lecture "American Vision, Chinese Mission, and the Lake Wobegone"

Date: 03/27/2014

Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Location: 101 University International Center

Cost: Free


As part of the China 100 celebration, the China Center hosts Dr. Patrick Mendis as he speaks about his latest publication, "Peaceful War." It is an epic analysis of the unfolding drama between the clashing forces of the Chinese dream and American destiny. With a possible “fiscal cliff” in America and a “social cliff” in China, Dr. Mendis revisits the history of Sino-American relations to explore the prospects for a return to the long-forgotten Beijing-Washington love affair launched in the trade-for-peace era. President Barack Obama’s Asia pivot strategy and the new Silk Road plan of President Xi Jinping could eventually create a pacific New World Order of peace and prosperity for all. The question is: will China ultimately evolve into a democratic nation by rewriting the American Dream in Chinese characters, and how might this transpire?

The lecture is made possible through a collaboration with the University of Minnesota China Center, College of Liberal Arts, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, and the Minnesota International Center.

Light lunch and beverages provided.


  • Name: China Center
  • E-mail: chinactr@umn.edu
  • Phone: 612-624-1002
  • Sponsored by: Global Programs and Strategy Alliance, College of Liberal Arts, Humphrey School of Public Affairs


Nearest parking: 4th Street Parking Ramp, 1625 4th Street SE Minneapolis, MN 55455

Reservation Information:

RSVP requested online at http://china100.umn.edu/forms/en/lecture-patrick_mendis.php or by calling the China Center at 612-624-1002.

More information: http://china100.umn.edu/forms/en/lecture-patrick_mendis.php

Disability Options:

To request disability accommodations, please contact Chelsea Keeney, China Center at 612-624-1002 or chinactr@umn.edu.

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