Tuesday, September 9th | 7:00pmunnamed

Distinguished Speakers Program

“China Confronts Asia: Implications for the United States”

Featuring Professor Steve Levine

This program is open to the public and free for Council members and students; $5 for non-members.

When: Tuesday, September 9th 7;00pm

Where:  Dell Brown Room, Turner Hall, University of Montana. (Link to map)

About our guest:  Steven I. Levine writes and teaches about modern East Asia, in particular Chinese history and politics. Born and educated in public schools in New York City, he received a B.A. in Politics at Brandeis University and a Ph.D. in Government and East Asian Languages at Harvard University in 1972. He studied Russian as an undergraduate and Chinese at Harvard and in Taiwan. During a forty-year teaching career, he taught, inter alia, at American University, Columbia, Duke, the University of Michigan, the University of Montana, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He served as the founding director of the Carolina Asia Center at Chapel Hill. He is presently Research Faculty Associate in the Department of History at the University of Montana.

He has published extensively in the fields of modern Chinese politics and foreign policy as well as American- East Asian relations. Among his books are Anvil of Victory: The Communist Revolution in Manchuria, 1945-1948; China’s Bitter Victory: The War with Japan, 1937-1945 (co-edited); Remembering the Forgotten War (co-edited), and most recently Arc of Empire: America’s Wars in Asia from the Philippines to Vietnam, (2012),co-authored with Michael H. Hunt.He has published scores of book chapters, journal articles, and review essays. In addition, he has published English translations of several books from Chinese into English, most recently Ye Zicheng, Inside China’s Grand Strategy (2011) and of several Russian-language books on China.  His most recent edited translations from Russian are: Alexander V. Pantsov with Steven I. Levine, Mao: The Real Story (Simon & Schuster, 2012), and Sin-Lin, Shattered Families, Broken Dreams: Little Known Episodes From the History of the Persecution of Chinese Revolutionaries in Stalin’s Gulag  (MerwinAsia, 2012).

Professor Levine has traveled extensively in Asia. He makes his home in two places – Stevensville, Montana and Hillsborough, North Carolina ,with his wife, Professor Madeline G. Levine, a distinguished literary translator from Polish.