HPU Professor Of History Presents At International Conference In China

HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 12, 2010 – Dr. Peng Deng, professor of history at High Point University, recently gave a presentation at an international conference, held on the campus of Chongqing Teachers University in Chongqing, China. The Dec. 26 conference also coincided with the publication of Deng?s written work, which appeared in “Wusheng de Qunluo (Silent Tribe).”

Deng says the conference theme was the Pre-cultural Revolution (before 1966) Shangshanxiaxiang (Urban-to-rural transfer) Movement. The international conference was attended by scholars and authors of “Wusheng de Qunluo” from such Chinese cities as Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chengdu, Chongqing, Xian, Changsha, Xichang and Shenyang; Los Angeles; New York; and countries such as China, the United States, France and Holland.

“I delivered the keynote speech at the conference, titled ‘Overcome the Trauma of Revolutionary Violence: Pre-cultural Shangshanxiaxiang Revisited,'” Deng says.

He says the conference has great historical significance because it has been the first and only event held on the Pre-cultural Revolution Shangshanxiaxiang Movement.

“It is also unique for its unequivocal criticism of the Maoist Utopia,” Deng adds.

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Chris DudleyVice President for Administration336-841-4530cdudley@highpoint.edu

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