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 Economist, The Independent, the Sunday Times, the LondonEvening Standard (selected twice), The Telegraph, the New Statesmanand 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.