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COD presents 'Lincoln's Ambassador to China' Oct. 17

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The College of DuPage's Global Brown Bag Series will host Professor Emeritus Jane Wu from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 17, in Student Services Center, Room 1220, as she discusses "China through the Eyes of the Burlingames -- Lincoln's Ambassador to China, 1861-1867."

In 1861, President Lincoln appointed Anson Burlingame as ambassador to China, which faced a domestic rebellion at the time. Mrs. Jane Burlingame wrote letters reflecting her daily life and Chinese society from a woman's perspective.

Wu, professor emeritus of history and Chinese at College of DuPage, will discuss Ambassador Burlingame's work and Mrs. Burlingame's letters, and will present watercolor drawings of mid-19th century China by G. West. In addition, Brian Moran, assistant professor of History, will read Oliver Wendell Holmes' 1868 poem "At the Banquet to the Chinese Embassy."

For more information, call (630) 942-2356.