Eastern culture becoming Western mainstream: lecture

For centuries, Europeans migrated to the far corners of the globe, but since World War II, the pendulum has swung the other way, says Sushil Jain.

“It is the non-Europeans who are now mass migrating to European lands,” he says. “The West is being Easternized not only by the growing number of people from the East on their soils but also by Eastern, Far Eastern and Middle Eastern ideas, fashions, foods, art, literature, dance, music, religions, sports, media and culture in general becoming mainstream.”

Dr. Jain will discuss this development in a free public lecture “Easternization of the Western World: Reverse Colonization” at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, February 29, in Assumption University’s Freed-Orman Centre.

This event is sponsored by the Humanities Research Group; a reception will follow.