“History doesn’t repeat itself, but it does rhyme.”
— Mark Twain

The Bespoke Speaker Series 2020

Posted: April 8th, 2020 | No Comments »

As the China literary festivals all got cancelled this year and we also lost the Beijing Bookworm to Xi-mania it’s been a rather dry 2020 for literary events. Step forward Bespoke, the travel company based in Beijing and Shanghai, who have organised a series of online events via Zoom this April and May. The whole thing kicks of with myself and Qing historian Jeremiah Jenne talking about the Peking aesthetes between the war (see my next post), but there are lots of other efent on Chinese food, the Great Wall etc…click here for more details….as well as me (also on Murders of Old China) there’s Peter Hibbard on the Cathay Hotel and Victor Sassoon, Jenne on Cixi, and events on martial arts and tea.

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