The Historical Roots of China's Rise
Co-sponsored by the Sigur Center for Asian Studies and
the Asia Society
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
12:30 pm - 1:45 pm
The George Washington University
Funger Hall, Room 108
2201 G Street, NW
Washington, DC 20052
This event is free; registration is required
The Sigur Center for Asian Studies and the Asia Society are pleased to present a discussion with Orville Schell and John Delury, co-authors of the new book, Wealth and Power: China's Long March to the Twenty-first Century. Professor Edward McCord, Director of the Sigur Center for Asian Studies will give introductory remarks as well as moderate the discussion. A Q&A will follow the discussion.
Orville Schell received his PhD in Chinese History from the University of California, Berkeley and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Harvard University. He is the author of numerous books and articles on China. The former dean of the Graduate School of Journalism at Berkeley, he is presently the Arthur Ross Director of the Center on U.S.-China Relations at the Asia Society in New York City.
John Delury received his Ph.D. in modern Chinese history at Yale University, where he wrote his dissertation on the Ming-Qing Confucian scholar Gu Yanwu. He taught at Brown, Columbia, and Peking University, and was associate director of Asia Society's Center on U.S.-China Relations. He is currently an assistant professor of East Asian studies at Yonsei University in Seoul.
Edward McCord received his M.A. and Ph.D. in history from the University of Michigan. A specialist in Chinese history, he lived and studied for five years in Taiwan and the People's Republic of China. Before coming to The George Washington University, he was an Assistant Professor of History at the University of Florida.