Submitted by ub on Mon, 06/04/2012 - 11:58

The Ming Dynasty has been described by some as "one of the greatest eras of orderly government and social stability in human history". Its immense cultural and political influences were felt not only within East Asia, but also extended over the Turks to the west, and Vietnam and Myanmar to the south. The Renwen Society at China Institute invites you to an extended lecture by Mr. Ma Weiyuan, a leading authority on the Ming era from China, who will capture the 300-year history of the rise and fall of the last ethnic Han dynasty.)

Sunday, June 17 2 - 5 PM
Free member / $5 non-member

To register and learn more about this lecture, please visit 061712.html or call (646) 912-8861.

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