Director’s College Event: A CT Yankee in the Imperial Palace of Beijing

On Wednesday, Schinaeptember 25, Dr. Charles Burstone, Professor Emeritus, Department of Orthodontics at the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine, will speak at the Farmington Libraries on his experiences in Imperial China. His talk, “A CT Yankee in the Imperial Palace of Beijing,” will take place at 7:00 p.m. at the Farmington Main Library at 6 Monteith Drive.

During 1982, Dr. Burstone was invited by the Chinese Government as a foreign expert to help in their development of advanced programs in dentistry. At that time, China was in transition and was far different than the modern china of today. Dr. Burstone shares his initial culture shock, trials and tribulations, and positive experiences from Shanghai and Beijing to Chongqing through unique vintage photographs. Though lack of Chinese funding allowed him to travel throughout China without a guide, he was not as alone in his travels as he may have thought . . . Join us for this rare glimpse into these travels through China.

The Director’s College is an ongoing series at the Farmington Libraries, the aim of which is to present interesting and intellectual programs for our community. These events strive to cover a wide range of areas including, but not limited to, professorial lectures, performing arts events, travelogues, and music series.

Advance registration is required for this program. Please call 860-673-6791 for details or register through the library’s web site at The event will take place at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Room of the main library at 6 Monteith Drive.

The Farmington Library is part of the Farmington Village Green and Library Association.  If you have special needs to attend library programs, contact the library in advance.

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