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Symons, Van

Van grew up in the Rockies, attended grad school to study Qing dynastic Chinese history in New England, then moved to the West Coast to teach at Whittier College. After four years in the Los Angeles basin, he moved with his family to Iowa. He now bikes to work, crossing the Mississippi to teach in Illinois at Augustana College. Van has a deep appreciation for the transforming effect of education, especially in the context of small liberal arts colleges, and was the executive director of ASIANetwork, a consortium of over 160 small colleges committed to strengthening the study of Asia on their campuses.

Recordings

Great Men in History – Part 1: The Kangxi Emporer: The Growth of the Chinese Empire

Presenter: Symons, Van / 2006

Great Men in History – Part 2: Mao Zedong and the Chinese Revolution

Presenter: Symons, Van / 2006

Great Men in History – Part 3: Peter the Great and the Growth of the Russian Empire

Presenter: Symons, Van / 2006

Great Men in History – Part 4: V. I. Lenin and the Russian Empire

Presenter: Symons, Van / 2006

Great Men in History – Part 5: Joseph Smith: American Prophet

Presenter: Symons, Van / 2006

Holden wishes to express appreciation to PLU, Pacific Lutheran University, for their support of the Holden Audio Archive Project.

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