Romano Named "Distinguished Visiting Scholar" at Peking University

Annenberg's Carlin Romano, currently on a Guggenheim Fellowship, has been named "Distinguished Visiting Scholar" at the Institute for Advanced Humanistic Studies at Peking University, China's top-ranked academic institution. Professor Romano was invited to take up residence by the Center's director, Professor Tu Weiming, former director of Harvard University's Yenching Institute and one of the world's foremost Confucian scholars.

Romano has been lecturing widely about his book, America the Philosophical, during his leave. He recently presented two lectures at the University of Oregon, three lectures at the University of Hawaii/Manoa, and will soon present public lectures in Beijing, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Nanjing. His most recent published essays as Critic-at-Large of The Chronicle of Higher Education are "Whither Paper?" (Feb. 10th), about the implications of the digital revolution, and "Paul de Man, Deconstructed" (March 3rd issue), about the disgraced Yale literary theorist.