This Sunday at M on the Bund in Shanghai -
M Literary Salon: Pankaj Mishra-From the Ruins of Empire
In conversation with Jeffrey Wasserstrom
RMB 75, includes a drink
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Join us for a discussion with the author of one of the year’s most talked-about books, From the Ruins of Empire. Mishra tells the story of the fall and remaking of Asia, through a group of remarkable thinkers who created a powerful, contradictory and ultimately unstoppable series of ideas – ideas that today lie behind everything from the Chinese Communist Party to Al Qaeda, from Indian nationalism to the Muslim Brotherhood. These thinkers created the ideas which in turn were to doom the new empires and which lie behind the powerful Asian nations of the 21st century. Jeffrey Wasserstrom, co-editor of Chinese Characters: Fast-Changing Lives in a Fast-Changing Land and professor of modern Chinese history, moderates.
Pankaj Mishra writes principally for the Guardian, New York Times, London Review of Books and New York Review of Books. He is the author of Butter Chicken in Ludhiana, The Romantics, An End to Suffering and Temptations of the West.