In his book, China Road, author Rob Gifford brilliantly captures the confusion that is China today:
“China messes with my head on a daily basis. One day I think that it is really going to take over the world and that the Chinese government is doing the most extraordinary thing the planet has ever witnessed…The next day it will all seem built on sand and I expect it to all come tumbling down around us.”
On Sunday, November 10, 2013, I will be giving a talk at the Hospitality Center for Chinese (HCC)at the University of Minnesota. The title of the talk is “In China Nothing is as it Seems: An Overview of the Confusion and Complexity that is Modern China.”
China is a very confusing place. It has the second largest economy in the world, yet most citizens are still quite poor. Religious freedom as Americans understand it does not exist, yet the church is growing. As Americans we tend to see things as being this OR that—-we don’t do well with this AND that.
We have invited China guide Joann Pittman to unpack for our supporters and volunteers eight common myths so we can better understand the complexity of modern China.
Cost: $5.00, bring a guest for FREE! Refreshments will be served.
Sunday November 10, 2013 from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM CST
Hospitality Center for Chinese
1407 Cleveland Ave N
St. Paul, MN 55108