Deng Xiaoping vs Gorbachev

Hosted by the LSE IDEAS

Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House,


Professor Alexander V Pantsov

Professor Pantsov will discuss why the USSR couldn’t follow the pattern of Chinese reforms in the decade leading up to the collapse of the Soviet Union.

Alexander V Pantsov is the Edward and Mary Catherine Gerhold Chair in the Humanities at Capital University in Columbus, Ohio.

LSE IDEAS (@lseideas) is a centre for the study of international affairs, diplomacy and grand strategy.

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