The Changing Face of China and its Impact on the World


Dr. Perry Link, University of California, Riverside

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China has gone through an extraordinary transformation in the past 25 years since Tiananmen Square. Chinese consumerism is soaring and a new opulent wealthy class has emerged.

Dr. Perry Link joins Asia Society Texas Center to discuss the recent Chinese boom and reform post Tiananmen Square. Is it a result of government policies or is it the actual Chinese people responsible for the changing face of China?


About Perry Link

Perry LinkPerry Link is Professor Emeritus of East Asian Studies at Princeton University and Chancellorial Chair for Teaching Across Disciplines at the University of California at Riverside. He has a BA in philosophy, MA in East Asian Studies, and PhD in Chinese history from Harvard University and has taught Chinese language and literature at Princeton University (1973-77 and 1989-2008) and UCLA (1977-1988). He has published in the fields of modern Chinese language, literature, popular culture, intellectual history, art, and politics. His current research is on rhythm, metaphor, and politics in contemporary Chinese language. His recent books are The Uses of Literature: Life in the Socialist Chinese Literary System; Two Kinds of Truth: Stories and Reportage from China; and Chinese Primer, an elementary Chinese textbook.


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Tue 23 Sep 2014
7 p.m.-

1370 Southmore Blvd. Houston, TX 77004 713.496.9901

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