April 28, 2011
Dr. Robert A. Kapp,
President of Robert A. Kapp & Associates Inc. and Senior China Advisor to
K&L Gates, LL.P.,
a global law firm, will speak on “Is There A Chinese Word for Rashomon?
The Many Understandings of U.S.-China Relations” on May 11. Kapp chairs the China Committee of the
Pacific Council on International Policy and previously led the
U.S.-China Business Council,a Washington, D.C. organization of U.S.
companies engaged with China. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the National Committee on U.S.-China
Relations, and the World Affairs Council in Greater Seattlewhich honored him with
its World Citizen Award in 1994.
Kapp received a
doctorate in modern Chinese history from Yale University and has taught modern Chinese
history at Rice University and the University of Washington. He is the author
of “Szechwan and the Chinese Republic: Provincial Militarism and Central Power, 1911-1938” (Yale University Press).
This free public event takes place on May 11 at 12 noon in Pigott 102 on the
Seattle University campus.
Kapp’s presentation is
sponsored by the International Studies Program, Pigott McCone Endowed Chair, and Sigma Iota Rho. The College of Arts and Sciences offers more than 33 degrees including International Studies, Asian Studies, Chinese, and Public Affairs.
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