College of Humanities

Screening of To the Mountaintops: China and India reach for global stardom

Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:30pm

Jack & Florence Ferman Presentation Room, Oviatt Library

To the Mountain TopsPanel discussion with Director Jim Gabbe, Dr. Debi Prasad Choudhary (CSUN, Physics and Astronomy), and Dr. Weimin Sun (CSUN, Philosophy) 

In a corner of our planet, side-by-side, are two of the most dynamic nations on earth — India and China. Together, they are nearly a third of humanity. Their contemporary achievements in building advanced societies are unprecedented in their long, illustrious histories and are of dramatic consequence for the world community. Both are projected to become global powerhouses in the 21st Century. One is the largest authoritarian state and the other the largest democracy. Is China destined to be ascendant? Will it be India? Or are they to share the limelight as the new nexus of global power, bringing distinctive energies, cultures and values to the fore in a world that, for centuries, has been dominated by the West? These and other questions of epic importance are at the heart of To the Mountaintops.

This lecture is sponsored by CSUN China Institute and the College of Humanities. Refreshment will be served. It is free and open to the public. Campus map is available at this link,, and public parking is available on campus (  Please contact Dr. Weimin Sun at (818-677-6461) for more information.