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Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 7:00 PM

Pauline Frommer, founding editor of, leads a journey through the island republic’s beauties, customs, and traditions. Music and food add to the cultural portrait.

Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 6:45 PM

Cellist Yvonne Caruthers and Shanghai-born composer Du Yun provide an introduction to the styles and traditions of Chinese music, enhanced by their performances of pieces both classic and contemporary.

Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 6:45 PM

Yong B. Kim, co-director the nation’s first BA program in marital arts studies, surveys these codified forms of combat and self-defense with an emphasis on their role in the cultural and philosophical life of the societies in which they developed.

Saturday, May 31, 2014 at 9:30 AM

From soaring Gothic cathedrals to the dramatic structures that define the modern London skyline, architecture has reflected England’s cultural, social, and political history. Art historian Janetta Rebold Benton leads a journey through centuries of cathedrals, palaces, manor houses, and skyscrapers.



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