Villagers Expand Their Horizons
On April 3rd, Villagers were treated to an interactive lecture by American University professor Dr. Sue Headlee. Dr Headlee spoke about the economic policy of China and how it has changed over the last 25 years. China was the world’s biggest economy in 1610 CE, but fell into decline and isolation as the West went through the Scientific Revolution, the Enlightenment, and the Industrial Revolution. Due to economic reforms, China’s economy passed that of Germany’s in 2009 and passed Japan’s in 2010.
More than 20 Village members and volunteers, many of whom had traveled to China, asked detailed questions and shared their personal experiences with this growing economic world power. All gathered for refreshments after the lecture to continue the discussion.
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