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Date(s) - 27/06/2020
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Orwell Hotel - Elizabeth Suite
The UK has invested heavily in the idea of China – we live in a supposed “Golden Age” of UK-China relations. Yet the media feeds us a very mixed diet of economic hope and prosperity contrasted with images of dictatorship, repression and now the troubled situation in Hong Kong. At the same time Chinese history is taught in very few schools; numbers studying the Chinese language have fallen in recent years and tourism to China is down. So what to make of China when we receive such mixed messages about the place and its peoples?
Paul French has specialised in books about modern Chinese history and contemporary Chinese society.
Jeffrey Wasserstrom wrote ‘Everything ou need to know about China’. His new book Vigil is the first to examine the roots of the ongoing protests in Hong Kong.