China's history through the tales of 100 people BOOKED OUT
Lecture and book launch
Lecture / symposium
To mark the launch of the Berkshire dictionary of Chinese biography, editor-in-chief Kerry Brown discusses why making sense of China’s vast histories can be made easier by focusing on the tales of figures from its long past in the fields of politics, art and science.
Professor Kerry Brown is currently executive director of the China Studies Centre at the University of Sydney. The book is an accessible, vivid account of how modern China was formed from different dynastic and cultural strands. It includes contributions from internationally respected scholars of China, many of them from Australia.
Saturday 1 February 2014, 2.30pm
Free, bookings required
University of Sydney website
Duration 1 hour
Location: Centenary Auditorium
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Related programs: Chinese New Year 2014
Related galleries: Asian galleries
Image: cover detail from the Berkshire dictionary of Chinese biography