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Reischauer Lecture Series – Empire and Righteous Nation: 600 Years of China-Korea Relations

May 1 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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An event every day that begins at 4:00pm, repeating until May 3, 2017

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Day One Focus:
China and Korea from 1392 (the beginning of the Choson state) to the late 19th century

May 1, 2017 | 4pm – 6pm

Tsai Auditorium, CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street

Discussant: Kirk W. Larsen, Brigham Young University


Day Two Focus:
China and Korea in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries 

May 2, 2017 | 4pm – 6pm

Tsai Auditorium, CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street

Discussant: Ezra F. Vogel, Harvard University


Day Three Focus:
Contemporary China and the Two Koreas

May 3, 2017 | 4pm – 6pm

Belfer Case Study Room, CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street

Discussant: Sung Yoon Lee, Tufts University


Speaker: Odd Arne Westad is the S.T. Lee Professor of U.S.-Asia Relations at Harvard University, where he teaches at the Kennedy School of Government.  He is an expert on contemporary international history and on the eastern Asian region.

Before coming to Harvard in 2015, Westad was School Professor of International History at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).  While at LSE, he directed LSE IDEAS, a leading center for international affairs, diplomacy and strategy.

Professor Westad won the Bancroft Prize for The Global Cold War: Third World Interventions and the Making of Our Times. The book, which has been translated into fifteen languages, also won a number of other awards.  Westad served as general editor for the three-volume Cambridge History of the Cold War, and is the author of  the Penguin History of the World (now in its 6th edition).  His most recent book, Restless Empire: China and the World since 1750, won the Asia Society’s book award for 2013.


CGIS South, Tsai Auditorium (S010)
1730 Cambridge St
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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