January 2, 2020 at 1:45 pm

George Washington Forum | China and the World since 1949, Feb. 11

Frank Dikötter, portrait

Dr. Frank Dikötter

The Menard Family George Washington Forum hosts Dr. Frank Dikötter discussing “China and the World since 1949 ” 0n Feb. 11 at 7:30 p.m.

Dikötter has been Chair Professor of Humanities at the University of Hong Kong since 2006. Before coming to Hong Kong he was Professor of the Modern History of China at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. He graduated with his Ph.D. in History from the School of Oriental and African Studies after doing his undergraduate work at the University of Geneva.

He has published a dozen books, including the People’s Trilogy about modern China. Mao’s Great Famine: The History of China’s Most Devastating Catastrophe, won the 2011 Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction, Britain’s most prestigious book award for non-fiction. The second instalment, The Tragedy of Liberation: A History of the Chinese Revolution, 1945-1957, was short-listed for the Orwell Prize in 2014. The Cultural Revolution: A People’s History, 1962-1976 concludes the trilogy and was short-listed for the PEN Hessell-Tiltman Prize in 2017.

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