LFCC professor to discuss his recent trip to China in Oct. 31st presentation

For Immediate Release:
October 24, 2018

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LFCC History Professor Curtis Morgan will share the emotionally and culturally-rich experiences he and his teenage daughter enjoyed on their recent trip to China in a presentation, “Walls and Bridges:  A Chinese Adoptee’s Homecoming,” at 1 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 31, in the McCoy Theatre.

While in China, they visited the orphanage where Morgan and his wife, Katie, adopted their daughter, Elizabeth Xiangbing Morgan, from in 2005 when she was 2-years-old.

On their journey, Morgan and Elizabeth met other adoptees, and explored Chinese culture and her heritage. A highlight was getting to see the famous Terra Cotta Army.

Morgan, who has taught at LFCC for 18 years, spent four years working in the CIA’s now-defunct Foreign Broadcast Information Service, which monitored foreign government-controlled media.

He has also written “The 5 Principles of Civilization: A Student’s Guide to World History, Volume 1” and “The 5 Foundations of the Modern World: A Student’s Guide to World History, Volume 2,” which are designed to accompany History 111 and 112: World Civilizations textbooks.


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