Don J. Wyatt, Middlebury College’s John M. McCardell Jr. Distinguished Professor, is to deliver the Kemp Symposium keynote address, “The Spear and Shield of Knowledge: Scientific Transference and Cultural Obstruction Between China and the West,” at 7:30 p.m., April 17, 2014. The Kemp Symposium, “Visions of Reality: Science and Other Means of Seeking Knowledge” takes place the following day.
Wyatt’s most recent book is The Blacks of Premodern China (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2010). Among his forthcoming publications is the “China” chapter essay in the volume The Image of the Black in African and Asian Art in the renowned series The Image of the Black in Western Art, edited by David Bindman, Suzanne Blier and Henry Louis Gates Jr., which is scheduled to appear in 2015.
The event is open to the public and free of charge. For more information and the complete schedule of events, go to: 2014 Kemp Symposium or call the Department of History at 207-725-3291.
Sponsored by the Robert J. Kemp Lectureship Fund, Departments of History, Asian Studies, Religion, Chemistry, and Earth and Oceanographic Science.