Cultural Encounters Lecture Series
Dina Heimann first visited China in 1985. Her voyage led to her
bestselling book, Sabras on the Silk Road. She has since returned
frequently to China and East Asia as a tour guide, journalist and
researcher. She is also a popular lecturer and writer on subjects
related to China and East Asian culture.
Travelling through East Asia, she learned not only about its rich
histories, revealing philosophies and extreme geographic features, but
also about our own culture. The perspective we get on our own culture
comes from comparing our systems and ways of thought with those of
others. This series is a chance to gaze into the looking glass while
assessing cultural differences. Dina has a B.A. in Geography and M.A. in
Anthropology from Tel Aviv University.
Kingdom of Bhutan. 8.00pm on Sunday 2 November.
This underdeveloped country has made remarkable moral decisions
regarding its policies and plans for its people's future.
China 8.00pm on Sunday 16 November.
We will explore the foundations of the gigantic power of China
and speculate about the future path of the Middle Kingdom.
Japan 8.00pm on Sunday 30 November.
We will try to comprehend a misunderstood nation that often leaves us
feeling (as the movie title has it) "Lost in Translation". While Japan
coped with a triple disaster in March 2011 of earthquake, tsunami and
nuclear disaster, the world stood amazed at the stoic behavior of its
people. What in Japanese culture prepares them to deal so steadfastly
Cost of Series: Members NIS 130 Non-members NIS 150
Individual lectures pre-booked: NIS 50 Individual lectures at
door: NIS 60