China and India: Past Connections and a Shared Future

A conference cosponsored by the
USF World, Confucius Institute, Center for India Studies, and Asian Alliance
November 1st (Friday), 2013 – 9:00am-3:00pm
Patel Center Auditorium, USF (Tampa Campus)
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Keynote speakers:

  • Dr. Xinru Liu (The College of New Jersey): Religion and Trade Exchanges in Ancient India and China
  • Dr. Stephen Laumakis (University of St. Thomas): The Development and Transformation of Buddhism from India to China
  • Dr. Ved Nanda (University of Denver): Prospects of China-India Relations in the Twenty-first Century

Special performance of Chinese and Indian classical music.

Lunch is provided at no cost to the first 200 registered participants.
You are responsible for your travel and hotel if you come from beyond the Tampa Bay area.

More information is available from the conference flyer and the conference program.

Seating is limited, please register early. A confirmation of your registration and parking information will be e-mailed to you a week before the conference.

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