A Thin Slice of Heaven - 8 October 2019
Tue 08 Oct 2019, 06:00 pm
Tue 08 Oct 2019, 08:30 pm
Mana Cruising Club
Ngatitoa Domain (off Pascoe Avenue)
Arts Culture, Celebrate Local People, Cultural Ethnic, Education
Wheelchair access, Accessible toilets, Mobility parking
As it says on the back cover of his book, A Thin Slice of Heaven, Paul Wah, a fourth-generation New Zealander, grew up in the South Taranaki town of Waverley, the eldest son of a country fruiterer. He graduated from Wellington Teachers' Training College and Victoria University with BSc and BA degrees. In 1978 he was appointed Principal of Taita College.
In view of the momentous changes occurring in the global geopolitical landscape due to the rise of China, political scientist Dr Bryce Edwards from VUW has called for a wide-ranging discussion on the NZ—China relationship.
Paul Wah says that after hearing much of the discussion on radio and through the press he believes that discourse based upon xenophobia and prejudice is unhelpful.
Tonight, he will talk to us about the reality of the current economic/political situation regarding the China/New Zealand relationship, and the need for New Zealanders to learn more about China – its people-culture and history. His book covers aspects of recent Chinese history and culture.