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Meet the Authors: Orville Schell and John Delury on Modern China (SOLD OUT)

This event is SOLD OUT.

In the past few decades, China has experienced remarkable growth. It is a today member of the United Nations, the World Trade Organization and the G-20. It has the world’s largest standing army, the world’s second largest economy and has reduced national poverty by more than half. How did China emerge from the decline and unrest of the 19th century to become the global power that we see today?

According to John Delury and Orville Schell's new book, Wealth and Power: China's Long March to the Twenty-First Century, the country’s past provides an understanding of the forces that molded modern China. Many influential figures in China’s history were driven by their pursuit of wealth and power and a desire for the restoration of national greatness, ambitions that have come to define the modern Chinese character. Delury and Schell will offer insights into how China’s past shaped its present, and what we might expect in the future. This event will be moderated by UC Berkeley Professor Thomas B. Gold.

This event is presented in partnership with the World's Affairs Council.


John Delury, Assistant Professor of East Asian Studies, Yonsei University

Thomas B. Gold (moderator), Professor of Sociology, UC Berkeley

Orville Schell, Arthur Ross Director, Center on US-China Relations, Asia Society

Program Agenda: 

6:30-7:00 pm: Registration
7:00-8:00 pm: Discussion and Audience Q&A
8:00-8:30 pm: Book Sales and Signing

Read an excerpt from Wealth and Power on Asia Blog.


Event Details

Wed 31 Jul 2013
7:00pm - 8:00pm

World Affairs Council 312 Sutter Street, Suite 200 San Francisco, CA 94108

Free for WAC and ASNC Members; $15 Non-Members; $5 Students