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Speaker series focuses on China’s communist past and present

A new series of lectures — two each semester — will focus on “Unmasking the CCP: History, Politics, and Society in Post-1949 China."

The first lecture will feature Andrew Walder, the Denise O'Leary & Kent Thiry Professor at Stanford University, speaking about “China Under Mao: A Revolution Derailed.” It will take place from 4:45 to 6:15 p.m. March 7 in Room 120 of the Physical Sciences Building.

The event will be livestreamed on eCornell. Register here to attend that livestream.

“Our Cornell community relishes the opportunity to leverage deep historical knowledge, rooted in all the nuance and complexity of a particular place and time period, and apply that increased understanding to help inform how we think about the world today,” said Rachel Beatty Riedl, director of the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, one of the sponsors of the event. “At every turn, we are reminded of how necessary it is to learn from the past, in order to look forward. This lecture series provides a much-needed analytical depth and empirical foundation, to inform discussions of the Chinese Communist Party and Maoist revolutionary period, and to spark new insights and perspectives.“

Riedl is the Einaudi Center’s John S. Knight Professor of International Studies and a professor in the Department of Government, in the College of Arts and Sciences (A&S), and in the Cornell Jeb E. Brooks School of Public Policy.

Read the full story on The College of Arts & Sciences website.

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