In commemoration of the 80th anniversary of the atrocities committed at Nanjing, please join Asia Society Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Holocaust and Tolerance Centre, and Facing History and Ourselves for a public speaking engagement with Professor Rana Mitter, an award-winning scholar of Chinese history.
Rana Mitter is the Director of the University China Centre at the University of Oxford, where he is Professor of the History and Politics of Modern China. He is the author of several books, the most recent of which China’s War with Japan, 1937-45: The Struggle for Survival (Penguin, 2013: US title: Forgotten Ally) won the 2014 RUSI/Duke of Westminster’s Medal for Military Literature, was named as a 2013 Book of the Year in the Financial Times and the Economist and was named a 2014 Choice Outstanding Academic Title. In the UK he is a regular presenter of the arts and ideas programme Free Thinking on BBC Radio 3. He comments regularly on contemporary Chinese politics and society in media around the world, and his reviews and essays have appeared in newspapers including the Financial Times, International New York Times, Guardian, Telegraph, Caijing, and Outlook (India). He has spoken at forums including the World Economic Forum at Davos and the National Bank of Abu Dhabi Global Financial Forum. He was elected a Fellow of the British Academy in 2015.
This event is presented as part of the Asia Society Global Education Series. The Hong Kong Holocaust and Tolerance Centre (HKHTC) is a co-organizer of this workshop. The HKHTC is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion, across Asia, of education and awareness of the Holocaust and different genocides. The HKHTC actively promotes seminars, workshops, exhibits and remembrance events that use the lessons of history to prevent anti-Semitism, discrimination, and genocide, as a way to advance tolerance and understanding among people, in order to make a positive contribution to our society and future generations.
Cost: HKD$200 Asia Society members; HKD$350 Nonmembers
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