American Culture

The Center will give an overall picture of the richness and diversity of American culture, including the challenges and strengths created by negotiating regional differences. By examining issues relevant to Kentucky's distinctive blend of Southern and Appalachian cultures, scholars from the University of Kentucky are in a unique position to share the Commonwealth of Kentucky's art, history, and culture with a Chinese audience. So far, the American Studies Institute at Shanghai University has brought presentations about Appalachian music, visual art, Affrilachian poetry, storytelling across cultures, globalization, gender, urbanization, oral history and geography to participants at Shanghai University, and plans to do much more in the future.