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China’s Giant Panda: Symbol of Nation and Nature

September 19, 2017
05:00 PM - 06:30 PM
Humanities Center Conference Room D

E. Elena Songster
Saint Mary’s College of California
Associate Professor of History

As one of the most broadly recognized and adored animals, the giant panda has been called upon to serve as ambassador for China and advocate for nature protection. This talk examines the history of the emergence of the giant panda as a national icon and the impact it has had on foreign policy and the natural environment. What does the future hold for this animal and its multifaceted role as a species and a symbol? E. Elena Songster’s book, Panda Nation is forthcoming with Oxford University Press

Category: CNY Humanities Corridor