Festival talks by Robert Bickers

20. OUT OF CHINA: HOW THE CHINESE ENDED THE ERA OF WESTERN DOMINATION

Professor Robert Bickers will show how China became the powerful country it is today. Invaded, humiliated and looted, China nonetheless kept its sovereignty even at the high noon of Europe‚Äôs empires. Today Chinese nationalism stays firmly rooted in memories of its degraded past and history matters deeply to Beijing’s current rulers – this talk will explain why.

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