Queens College of the City University of New York (CUNY) will offer a course in their Asian Studies Department to be taught in the Rubin Museums new Education Center for the Fall 2011 semester.
The course, Introduction to East Asian Civilization, will be facilitated by Gopal Sukhu, a faculty member of Queens College’s highly regarded Asian Studies program, and will utilize the Museum’s exhibitions to provide a unique student experience.
Along with teaching Classical Chinese, Professor Sukhu teaches pre-modern East Asian literature and culture in-translation courses, as well as a writing-intensive course on Asian Religion. His research centers on Classical poetry and its Classical interpretations, to which he brings special interests in religion (especially shamanism and Buddhism) and the relation of ritual and ideology. Sukhu has also worked with the Rubin Museum’s Education team last fall, facilitating a session on Nothingness in Buddhism in preparation for the Grain of Emptiness Exhibition.
Were delighted to be working with the outstanding faculty of Queens College and look forward to more collaborative educational programming with them in the future.