International Relations Public Conversation:
The History of China's Future
Speakers: Professor William A. Callahan, Dr Leigh Jenco, Professor Jeffrey Wasserstrom
Chair: Isabel Hilton
Date: Thursday 26 May 2016, 6.30 - 8.00pm
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building
In China, history isn't just about the past - it shapes the future. With the rise of China over the past four decades, people increasingly look to China's turbulent modern history for clues about what the world will be like in the 21st century.
The panelists will discuss how the newly published book, The Oxford Illustrated History of Modern China, addresses such questions through an examination of the broad sweep of modern Chinese history, from the origins of modern China right up through the dramatic events of the past few years (the Beijing Games, the financial crisis, and China's rise to global economic pre-eminence) that have so fundamentally altered Western views of China and China's place in the world.
William A. Callahan is Professor of International Relations at LSE.
Isabel Hilton (@isabelhilton) is a writer/broadcaster who is founding editor of Chinadialogue, and has worked with the BBC, the New Yorker, the Guardian, Granta, the Independent, among others. Her books include Eating Mud Crabs in Kandahar and The Search for the Panchen Lama. In 2009 she was awarded an OBE.
Leigh Jenco is Associate Professor of Political Theory at LSE.
Jeffrey Wasserstrom (@jwassers) is Chancellor's Professor of History at the University of California, Irvine, where he also edits the Journal of Asian Studies.
This event is free and open to all with no ticket or pre-registration required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis.
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