Vera Schwarcz, the Mansfield Freeman Professor of East Asian Studies, professor of history, professor of government and chair and director of the Freeman Center for East Asian Studies, offered a poetry reading and informal discussion March 31 in Russell House. Her new book of poems Chisel of Memory (2009) is a personal collection, which blends Chinese and Jewish themes in an original way. Pictured with her in the photo is Robert Rennie McQuilkin.
Born in Romania trained as a sinologist, Schwarcz brings a poetic ear attuned to history, memory and the grace of unexpected discovery. (Photos by Andy Zhou '09)