Humanities Institute

The Paul and Mary Ho Distinguished Lecture in China Studies


Paul and Mary Ho

Dr. Paul and Mary Ho

The Paul and Mary Ho Distinguished Lecture in China Studies aims to extend and deepen understanding of China in the University community and among the general public. The lecture was endowed in 2006 by University of Texas faculty members Dr. Paul Ho, who holds a Cockrell Family Regents Chair in Engineering, and Mrs. Mary Ho, a Chinese language specialist and former lecturer in the Department of Asian Studies. The lecture frequently explores  China's historical, cultural, or social connection or contribution to the Institute's current theme. The China Studies faculty works with the Institute to identify prominent and exciting lecturers in the field of China Studies.

Past lecturers include Eugenia Lea, Jeffrey Wasserstrom, Lisa Rofel, Jing Wang, Andrew Nathan, Eric Mueggler, and Gail Hershatter. Topics have ranged from gender and labor, imperialism and borderlands to human rights, social media, and political economy. 


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