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Author Talk: From Calvin to Mao and Beyond: Edgar A. Porter

Tuesday, June 20 at 3:00PM
Please join us for a very special event:
From Calvin to Mao and Beyond
Edgar A. Porter


Late in his memoir From Calvin to Mao and Beyond, Ed Porter describes joining a demonstration with his wife to protest the US invasion of Iraq in 2003, and his sons' feeling of embarrassment to see their parents engaged in protest.
This is why Ed's memoir is so important: it explains for future generations how his own Boomer generation evolved through struggles against racism, the Vietnam War, and myriad forms of oppression, both at home and internationally.
I believe the book will be an important resource for future scholars interested in the social and political events of the mid to late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries.
It's also a tremendously fun read. What an amazing life! –
John Lawson, Professor of English (retired), Robert Morris University

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Edgar A. Porter has served as a teacher and administrator in China, Hawaii, Austria, and Japan. He holds the position of Professor Emeritus at Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University in Beppu Japan where he served as Dean of Academic Affairs and Pro-Vice President for International Relations. Prior to that he served as Dean of the School of Hawaiian, Asian and Pacific Studies at the University of Hawaii.  He is the author or editor of six books in the area of International Education, Asian biography, and oral history. His memoir, From Calvin to Mao and Beyond, was published in April, 2023 by St. Andrews University Press.  Additionally, he writes political opinion pieces which have appeared in USA Today affiliates The Tennessean, Memphis Commercial Appeal and Knoxville News-Sentinel, among other publications.

Originally a native of Tennessee, he currently resides in Brooklyn, New York where he writes fiction and non-fiction. He is married to Ran Ying Porter, a novelist, researcher, and translator.

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Tuesday, June 20, 2023, 3:00 PM
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