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SOAS China Institute

Ways of Writing about China for Different Audiences

Isabel Hilton (Chinadialogue) and Professor Jeff Wasserstrom (UC Irvine)

Date: 20 June 2014Time: 12:00 PM

Finishes: 20 June 2014Time: 2:00 PM

Venue: Brunei GalleryRoom: Room B 102

Type of Event: Seminar

Series: SOAS China Institute Monday Forums

Interest in China is constantly growing. Debate about China's rise and development is taking place on a global scale. Participants in the debate have expertise coming from many different backgrounds. One of the challenges for university-based scholars and students of China is how to communicate their specific expertise and make it accessible to wider audiences.

Speakers Biographies
Isabel Hilton

Isabel Hilton is a London based writer and broadcaster. She is founder and editor of chinadialogue, an independent, non-profit organization based in London, Beijing and San Francisco. She has reported from China, South Asia, Latin America, Africa, the Middle East and Europe and has written and presented several documentaries for BBC radio and television. Before founding chinadialogue she was a writer and/or editor for a number of newspapers, including the Sunday Times, the Independent and the Guardian. She has authored and co-authored several books and holds honorary doctorates from Bradford and Stirling Universities.

Jeff Wasserstrom

Jeffrey Wasserstrom is Chancellor’s Professor of History at UC Irvine and Editor of the Journal of Asian Studies.  He is the author of four books including, most recently, China in the 21st Century: What Everyone Needs to Know.  He has edited or co-edited six other books and written for many academic journals as well as for general interest publications, ranging from the New York Times to New Left Review and the TLS. He was a contributing editor to the China Beat, throughout that blog's 2008-2012 run, and now co-edits the Asia section of the Los Angeles Review of Books.  He's spending part of the summer of 2014 as a visitor at Merton College.

All are welcome. Members of the audience are welcome to bring their own lunch!

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