Professor Timothy Brook to Speak at Tarble Art Center

Dr. Timothy Brook, professor of history at the University of British Columbia and author of Vermeer’s Hat: The Seventeenth Century and the Dawn of the Global World (2008), has been awarded the Joseph Levenson Prize, Association for Asian Studies, and the Garneau Medal, Canadian Historian Association.

He is the author or coauthor of Collaboration: Japanese Agents and Chinese Elites in Wartime China (2004); Opium Regimes: China, Britain, and Japan, 1839-1952 (2000); The Confusions of Pleasure: Commerce and Culture in Ming China (1998); and Quelling the People: The Military Suppression of the Beijing Democracy Movement (1992).

Most recently, with Jérôme Bourgon and Gregory Blue he published Death by a Thousand Cuts (2008), On 11 November 2008 he will come to Eastern to discuss the differences and similarities between Chinese and Western attitudes toward trade and exploration and the implications for innovation and knowledge, the subject of Vemeer’s Hat. The public is invited to this highly anticipated event.

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