Jung Chang and Jon Halliday, authors of Mao: the unknown story, participate in a public debate at LSE on Wednesday 12 October
The long awaited biography of Mao Tse-tung by Jung Chang, author of the best-selling Wild Swans, and Jon Halliday, has been published to rave reviews. The two will discuss the life, times and legacy of Mao and Maoism with Professor Michael Cox and Professor Arne Westad, directors of the Cold War Studies Centre at LSE.
Mao, the Chinese Revolution and After is on Wednesday 12 October at 6.30pm in the Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE, Houghton Street, London WC2A. This event is free and open to all but a ticket is required. Members of the public can find ticket information here
This lecture is the first in a series of Cold War Studies Centre America as Another Country lectures. Further events over the next term include:
American Power: global sheriff international outlaw?
SPEAKERS: Professor Paul Rogers, University of Bradford, Professor William Wohlforth, Dartmouth College, USA
Tuesday 18 October, 6.30pm, Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE
Bush Two, Year One: lame duck or radical reformer?
SPEAKERS: Former Congresswoman Beverley Byron, Professor Philip Davies, director of the Eccles Centre for American Studies at the British Library, former Congressman Ronald Sarasin
Tuesday 8 November, 6.30pm, Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House, LSE
Is America a Foreign Country? Reflections on the Right Nation
SPEAKERS: Journalists Anatol Lieven, John Micklethwait
Tuesday 15 November, 6.30pm, Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE
Neo-Conservatism and the Origins of the New American Empire
SPEAKERS: Dr Stefan Halper, University of Cambridge, Professor Anne Norton, University of Pennsylvania
Tuesday 22 November, 6.30pm, Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE
4 October 2005