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The Significance of 1949 in Chinese History

LSE IDEAS public lecture

2009 marks the 60th anniversary of the People’s Republic of China, offering an opportunity to consider and reconsider the Communist revolution in Chinese and world history.

Chen Jian holds the Philippe Roman Chair in History and International Affairs at LSE for 2008-09. Professor Chen is the Michael J K Chair of the History of US China Relations at Cornell University.


Professor Chen Jian | talks
Professor Arne Westad | talks


Date and Time:

17 March 2009 at 6:30 pm


1 hour 30 minutes



Old Theatre, London School of Economics & Political Science
Houghton St

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