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China: Found in translation

Author: Arts and Letters

If, as is said, you can’t judge a book by its cover, then you probably don’t want to draw conclusions about “Big Breasts and Wide Hips,” a novel recently translated from Chinese by Howard Goldblatt, research professor in the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures…

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Keeping medieval music alive

Author: Arts and Letters

Darcia Narvaez, associate professor of psychology and director of Notre Dame’s Center for Ethical Education, recently commented on “Sesame Beginnings,” a new line of DVDs intended for children as young as six months, in the South Bend Tribune.

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Early humans on the menu

Author: Arts and Letters

It is a widely accepted view in both research and popular literature: our ancient ancestors were hunters; aggressive, competitive and natural killers. This “Man the Hunter” idea has long influenced our understanding of human evolution…

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Historian adds twist to Crusades

Author: Arts and Letters

Paul Cobb appreciates the power of perspective. As a historian, it’s central to his discipline. As a historian of Christian/Muslim relations in a post-9/11 world, it’s a teaching tool he brings to class that’s as important as pen and paper.

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Israeli philosopher to deliver Yoder lecture

Author: Arts and Letters

Internationally known Israeli philosopher Avishai Margalit will be the featured speaker at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies’ annual John Howard Yoder Dialogues on Religion, Nonviolence and Peace at 11 a.m. Monday (Feb. 20)…

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