Foreign Policy Research Institute A Nation Must Think Before it Acts The Tragedy of Liberation: A History of the Chinese Revolution, 1945-1957

The Tragedy of Liberation: A History of the Chinese Revolution, 1945-1957

  • Speakers:
  • Frank Dikotter
    Chair Professor of Humanities, The University of Hong Kong
  • Date / Time:
  • September 30, 2013
  • 12:00 pm
  • Venue:
  • Meyerson Conference Room, Van Pelt Library - University of Pennsylvania
  • 3420 Walnut St
  • 2nd Fl
  • Philadelphia. PA. US. 19104

This event is co-sponsored by the Center for East Asian Studies at the University of Pennsylvania 

Frank Dikötter is the author of Mao’s Great Famine: The History of China’s Most Devastating Catastrophe published by Bloomsbury and Walker Books. The book was selected as one of the Books of the Year in 2010 by The EconomistThe Independent, the Sunday Times, the London Evening Standard (selected twice), The Telegraph, the New Statesman and the BBC History Magazine, and won the 2011 Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction, Britain’s most prestigious book award for non-fiction. He has been Chair Professor of Humanities at the University of Hong Kong since 2006. Before coming to Hong Kong he was Professor of the Modern History of China at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. 


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Reservations are required.

This event will take place at:

Meyerson Conference Room
Van Pelt Library
University of Pennsylvania Law School
3420 Walnut Street, 2nd FL
Phialdelphia, PA 19104

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