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China's Changing Sexual Landscape Topic of Lecture at Moravian

Lecture part of China In Focus Programming

Bethlehem, Pa., November 10, 2010--Clinical social worker and researcher Travis Sky Ingersoll will discuss "China's Changing Sexual Landscape" on Tuesday, November 16 at 11:45 a.m. in the UBC Room at Moravian College. The lecture is open to the public but recommended for those specializing in sociology, social work, or china studies. He will focus on his personal experiences in China and what he learned about the changing sexual landscape of the Chinese people.

Ingersoll will discuss questions such as: How has the one-child policy affected traditional Chinese family structures? Are Western media and pop culture influencing the sexuality of China's young adults? What is the current Chinese opinion to topics such as premarital sex and sexual orientation? The questions reflect the changing perceptions in China and their beliefs.

Travis Sky Ingersoll, M.S.W., M.Ed. is a clinical social worker, researcher, and sexuality educator based in Philadelphia. Publications of his include cross-cultural studies about the fear of intimacy, suicidal ideation, gender roles, and implementing clinical interventions to residents of elderly communities. Currently, one of his research projects is investigating connections between body image, eating disorders, fear of intimacy, and sexual anxiety among U.S. and Chinese college students. Ingersoll has lectured and held interactive workshops domestically and internationally on topics ranging from sexual orientation to the media’s role in the promotion of sexual violence among men.

This lecture is a part of Moravian College’s China IN FOCUS, the theme for this academic year.

Moravian College encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. Anyone who anticipates needing any type accommodation or who has questions about the physical access provided should contact Kathi Roman at Katro@moravian.edu or 610 625-7880.

Moravian College is a private, coeducational, selective liberal arts college located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Tracing its founding to 1742, it is recognized as America's sixth-oldest college. Visit the Web site at www.moravian.edu.