Timothy Light Center for Chinese Studies

Established in fall 2010, the Timothy Light Center for Chinese Studies was created to enhance the work of faculty and graduate researchers at Western Michigan University who have expertise in some field of Sinology, or teaching or research interests in China.

Dr. Xiaobing LiThe Light Center's first talk for fall 2014 is titled, "The Dragon's Tale: Modernizing the Chinese Military and What it Means to the United States," which will be presented 5 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9 in 2028 Brown Hall by Dr. Xiaobing Li, chair and professor in the Department of History and Geography, and director of the Western Pacific Institute at the University of Central Oklahoma. Li will describe changes in the Chinese military in the 21st century. Information.

A research center of the Diether H. Haenicke Institute for Global Education.