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Oklahoma Voices: This Place Called China (Aug 06, 2008)
As the Olympic Games get underway, we continue our series exploring China by speaking with several Oklahomans who’ve traveled or worked extensively in that country. University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center pediatrics professor and child psychologist Robin Gurwitch tells us about her recent experience counseling survivors of the earthquake in Sichuan Province. Peter Gries of OU’s US-China Institute talks about the importance of holding the games in Beijing amid the backdrops of geopolitics, human rights and China’s growing influence in the world. And Alan Atkinson gives us a tour of an exhibit of contemporary Chinese photography and discusses the enormous cultural changes he’s witnessed in China over the past three decades. Atkinson is Director of the Hefner Collection, a private museum of modern Chinese painting in Oklahoma City. Throughout the show, we’ll also speak with Jason Pickart, a former Oklahoman from Midwest City who’s currently studying abroad in Tianjin, China.

WEB EXTRAS: View Jason Pickart’s blog on his adventures in China

Listen to Pickart describe the arrival of the Olympic torch: MP3

Hear how Tianjin has prepared for the start of the Games: MP3

Hear about some of the differences between China and the US: MP3

If you’d like to see the “China: Insights” exhibit of contemporary Chinese photography at OU’s Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, you only have a short time left, as it closes on Sunday, August 17th. For more information, call 405-325-4938.

Read a primer of important issues in US-China relations from UCLA’s Asian American Studies Center

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