China Seminar

Frank Tang

Frank Tang

14 October 1993

Chinese Images of America: Changes of Half a Century

The speaker will trace changing Chinese images of America from the Pacific War to the present. These images are considered in their historical and political settings, especially the vicissitudes of the Cold War, fluctuations and upheavals in China’s internal politics, and Chinese perceptions of American society. Presently visiting professor of American Studies at the University of Hawaii, Professor Frank Tang spent over half a lifetime in China, including six months as a U.

14 March 1991

China in Light of Recent Development in the USSR and Eastern Europe

Frank Tang, visiting professor in the Dept. of American Studies at the University of Hawai‘i, majored in international relations at the U. of Southern California. After graduating as an honor student he went to China in 1948 to do research in Chinese political science and international relations at Yenching University in Beijing. He witnessed the downfall of the Nationalist government and the setting up of the People’s Republic in 1949 and later decided to make his life work in China, where he resided over 40 years, experiencing all the major ups and downs of the P.