Non-CAS Event
Thursday, March 4 at 6pm

The virtual lecture will be presented by Loren Crabtree, CSU Emeritus Provost and Professor of History with a distinguished 34-year teaching career.  

Dr. Crabtree had a distinguished 34-year teaching career at Colorado State University, serving as Professor of History, Dean of the College of Liberal Arts, and Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs.

“After taking control in March 2013, Xi Jinping has become China’s most powerful head of state since Mao Zedong,” Dr. Crabtree said. “And Xi ensured he could rule indefinitely when he abolished presidential term limits in 2018.” The Zoom presentation is being hosted by the Global Village Museum of Arts and Cultures.

Dr. Crabtree will examine the recent history of China, including the reform movements in the 1980s and 1990s, the country’s unprecedented economic transformation, and China’s long-term strategy to replace the United States as the global superpower. The professor will also delve into some of the consequences of Xi Jinping’s campaign: increased mass surveillance, heightened censorship, and crackdowns on the rights of minorities and political opponents.

The presentation is in conjunction with the Museum’s Main Gallery exhibit, Colorful Paintings by Folk Artists of Central China. The exhibition showcases 60 watercolors and painted woodblock prints from Huxian, an official “painting county” of China, from 1973 to 2000. The exhibit runs through March 20.
Tickets are $5 per Zoom connection and $2/student at the following link:  To get discounted tickets, students should use the coupon code Stud3nt_Crabtree on the payment page.