Rana Mitter – Fairbank Center Annual Reischauer Lecture Series, Night Three
March 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Speaker: Rana Mitter, Professor of the History and Politics of Modern China, St. Cross College, University of Oxford
Professor Mitter works on the emergence of nationalism in modern China, both in the early twentieth century and in the present era. China has always drawn on its past to draw lessons for the contemporary political scene; he believes that to help us understand the new China, we must look at its past.
Professor Mitter is currently Director of the University China Centre. He is the author of several books, including Modern China: A Very Short Introduction (2008, new ed. 2016), and the award-winning A Bitter Revolution: China’s Struggle with the Modern World (2004). His most recent book, China’s War with Japan, 1937-45: The Struggle for Survival (US title: Forgotten Ally) was named as a 2013 Book of the Year in the Financial Times and the Economist, was named a 2014 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title, and won the 2014 RUSI/Duke of Westminster’s Medal for Military Literature.
He presents and and contributes regularly to programs on television and radio, commenting on contemporary Chinese politics and society. His television documentary “The Longest War: China’s World War II,” was broadcast on the History Channel Asia in summer 2015. His reviews and essays have appeared in newspapers including the Financial Times, International New York Times, Guardian, Telegraph, Caijing, and Outlook (India).
The Annual Reischauer Lecture Series is co-sponsored by the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, Korea Institute, Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies, and Harvard University Asia Center.
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