Friday November 4th, Lunch: Tales of Two Cities: Shanghai and Hong Kong, 1986 to 2016

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Date(s) - Friday, November 4 2016
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

glo london


Thirty years ago, Jeffrey Wasserstrom made his first trip across the Pacific to spend a year doing research at Fudan University in Shanghai, when the city had no subway and Pudong no skyscrapers. Midyear, he traveled to Hong Kong, when it was a British Crown Colony. Since then, he has returned to each city many times, writing regularly about them for newspapers, magazines, and blogs. He will explore ways that the two cities and the connections between them have changed during the last three decades, in a mixture of memoir and social and cultural commentary. He will also draw on his studies of urban change in China from the 1800s on to place the recent shifts in Shanghai and Hong Kong into a broad historical perspective.


About the Speaker:
Jeff Wasserstrom is a professor of Chinese history at University of California at Irvine, and editor of The Oxford Illustrated History of Modern China (2016). He is also author of Eight Juxtapositions: China through Imperfect Analogies from Mark Twain to Manchukuo (Penguin 2016) and Global Shanghai, 1850-2010 (Routledge 2009).


Venue: Glo London
1, Wulumuqi Lu, near Dongping Lu
12 pm – 2 pm (doors open at 12 pm, event starts at 12:30 pm)
Price: 100RMB SFCC members; 150RMB non-members.
Price includes lunch and refreshments.


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