Professor Marilyn B. Young
The annual J. Earl Moreland Lecture on Asia will be held at Randolph-Macon College
on Thursday, April 21, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. in the Washington Room of Washington-Franklin
Hall. Professor Marilyn B. Young will present “Limited Wars, Unlimited.” This
event is free and open to the public.
Young’s lecture will address the string of post-Vietnam wars that have, one way
and another, eroded an initial aversion to war formerly referred to as the Vietnam
Young, who earned her Ph.D. from Harvard University, is a professor of history at
New York University. Her areas of expertise are U.S. - East Asian Relations, U.S.
Foreign Policy, and Third World Women and Gender. Her extensive publications include:
Rhetoric of Empire: American China Policy, 1985-1901; The Vietnam Wars,
1945-1990; Reporting Vietnam: American Journalism, 1959-1957,
(editorial committee); Human Rights and Revolutions, (edited with Lynn
Hunt and Jeffrey Wasserstrom); and Vietnam: A History in Documents (edited
with John J. Fitzgerald and A. Tom Grunfeld).
Each spring, the J. Earl Moreland Lecture on Asia brings a distinguished expert
to the Randolph-Macon campus for a public lecture. The purpose of the lecture is
to create greater student understanding and interest in Asian affairs through direct
contact with distinguished scholars and prominent professionals. The lecture series
was established through the generous donation of the late Dr. Lik Kiu Ding ’49 to
commemorate Dr. J. Earl Moreland, who served as president of R-MC from 1939-67.
A reception will follow Professor Young’s lecture.
For more information, contact History Professor
Thomas Porter, director of the Asian Studies
Program, at (804) 752-7243 or firstname.lastname@example.org.