MIT Club of DC: From the Tao to Now

The MIT Club of DC is excited to bring Kelly Wen in for an engaging talk on Taoist principles.

The MIT Club of DC will host dinner and a talk on "From the Tao to Now" by Kelly Wen. From its earliest establishment, Taoist principles have both mystified and shaped the development of Chinese medicine, culture, economics and politics. Fast forward to today, these Taoist principles that have pervaded all facets of Chinese thought for millennia seems to be lost amidst China’s second rise from a near collapse to a new world order.

"From the Tao to Now" is a journey from ancient China to today, traversing 5,000 years of China’s fascinating yet turbulent history to see what has changed, but more importantly, what has remained the same.


When: Thursday, March 5 | 6:30 — 8:30 pm

Where: Foley & Lardner LLP | 3000 K Street NW, Washington Harbour, DC (Google Maps)

RSVP: Tickets are $25 for PCW members and $32 for everyone else. Click here to reserve your spot.  


About the Speaker

An ambassador of traditional Chinese culture, Kelly has over a decade of performing experiences, gracing the world’s most prestigious stages such as the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, and Lincoln Center in New York City. She has been featured on exclusive interviews with ABC, NBC and CNN. Kelly is also immersed in the world of academia—after obtaining her master's degree in Economics from the University of Waterloo, Kelly teaches the economic development of China at Pace University. Her teaching and writings explore a broad range of topics including international trade, China’s real estate bubble, as well as current Chinese law and politics. Her teaching and performing experiences have helped to shape a unique way to analyze current events from a historical and philosophical perspective. 

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