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

Royal Asiatic Society Shanghai Video Talks: French on Hutongs, Lovell on Monkey Kings; Matyas Mervay on The Raoul Wallenbergs of China & More being Added

Posted: July 16th, 2021 | No Comments »

In the first official video of the The Royal Asiatic Society China in Shanghai YouTube channel, Professor Julia Lovell, author of several books on China’s history and culture as well as a new translation of Journey to the West, summarises the story of China’s most famous fable ‘Journey to the West’ in 5 minutes. The video is an excerpt from Julia Lovell’s April 2021 presentation ‘The Return of the Monkey King?’ for Royal Asiatic Society (RAS) China.

Video: https://lnkd.in/gqtJ6vc

Channel: https://lnkd.in/gPzCYxw

Become an early adopter: follow the RAS China YouTube channel for the full talk and videos of several other events in 2020-21, and ones earlier as we keep uploading:
– One of “The Raoul Wallenbergs of China”, Paul Komor by Mátyás Mervay (appears on the channel later today);
– 200 years of Sino-US economic relations, full lecture with Prof Baizhu Chen (July 23)
– Expat authors in early 20th-century Peking hutongs with Paul French (July 30)
– The full talk on the new translation of ‘Journey to the West’ by Julia Lovell (early August).
– And more: stay tuned!

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