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Restless Empire: China and the World Since 1750 – April 13th – Shanghai FCC

Posted: February 20th, 2013 | No Comments »

Posting in advance a bit but these events tend to get booked out awfully quickly…

The Shanghai Foreign Correspondents Club Presents

‘Restless Empire: China and the World Since 1750’

OA Westad

Saturday Morning, April 13th


OA Westad, a history professor at the London School of Economics, has written one of the most-talked-about books on China in the past year. Restless Empire: China and the World Since 1750 is a timely book on China’s foreign relations. The Washington Post called it a “wonderful book…. Westad upends, but ever so politely, a slew of misconceptions about China that have been concocted by his academic predecessors both in the West and in Asia…. [He shows] that the foreigners’ story in China is not the monochromatic account of malevolent imperialism that has dominated the discourse in U.S. universities but a much richer and more important tale.”

Save the Date!

Saturday Morning, April 13th

Additional details to be announced soon

RSVP: fcc.sfcc@gmail.com

About the speaker:

Odd Arne Westad is professor of International History at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and an expert on the Cold War and on contemporary international affairs. He co-directs LSE IDEAS, the LSE’s new centre for international affairs, is an editor of the journal Cold War History and co-editor of the forthcoming three-volume Cambridge History of the Cold War. His book The Global Cold War won the Bancroft Prize for 2006. Born in Norway in 1960, Arne Westad studied at the University of Oslo and did his graduate work at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He joined LSE in 1998, after serving for six years as Director of Research at the Norwegian Nobel Institute

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