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Village Lecture Series Continues with Best-Selling Author

Program to be held at Porter Memorial in Farmington on Jan. 13.

The Village Lecture Series in Farmington continues with the second event its 11th season, on January 13 at 4 p.m., with a presentation by best-selling author and historian Eric Jay Dolin.

Dolin’s most recent book is entitled When America First Met China: an Exotic History of Tea, Drugs, and Money in the Age of Sail.   A Wall Street Journal review had high praise for the book.  “This remarkably complex story...is remarkably well told by Mr. Dolin, who is in complete command of his material.  If a major purpose of history is to help us understand the present, the history of the early China trade is essential to understanding today’s China as it resumes its place among the foremost nations of the world.  You couldn’t find a better place to start than When America First Met China.”

Mr. Dolin has previously published Leviathan: the History of Whaling in America and Fur, Fortune, and Empire: the Epic History of the Fur Trade in America.

The program will be held at the Porter Memorial, 75 Main Street (Route 10), Farmington at 4 p.m. on Sunday, January 13.  Tickets prices are $10 for adults and $5 for children and may be purchased at the door or by mail from First Church of Christ Congregational, 1652, 75 Main Street, Farmington CT 06032.

This lecture is the second in a series of three.  Dr. Edison T. Liu, speaking on “Genetic Research at Jackson Laboratory” will close the series on February 3.

Submitted by the Village Lecture Series.

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