Sign-up now for a 6-week HCUK seminar with Professors Bol and Kirby on Modern China

Sign-up now for a 6-week HCUK seminar with Professors Bol and Kirby on Modern China

Dear HCUK members,

We are offering an exceptional opportunity to re-engage with academic life at Harvard through a 6 week course on Modern China, delivered through Harvard Ex, with Professors Bol and Kirby.  The seminar will comprise 6 lectures from this body of material, with course reading tailored for our group.

The group will meet in person over 6 sessions to participate in the lectures and discussion.  There will be no facility for dial in.

Details:  Session dates:

October 28th,  6:30-8 pm
November 4th, 6:30-8pm
November 11th, 6:30-8pm
Novermber 18th, 6:30-8pm
Novermber 25th 6:30-8pm
week of December 2nd - date/time TBC  

Location: McKinsey & Company, No 1 Jermyn Street, SW1; Hosts: Nick Hoffman and Cindy Levy


A more detailed course description is provided below.

Modern China presents a dual image: a society transforming itself through economic development and infrastructure investment that aspires to global leadership; and the world's largest and oldest bureaucratic state, with multiple traditions in its cultural, economic, and political life. The modern society and state that is emerging in China bears the indelible imprint of China's historical experience, of its patterns of philosophy and religion, and of its social and political thought. These themes are discussed in order to understand China in the twenty-first century and as a great world civilization that developed along lines different from those of the Mediterranean.
Peter K. Bol, PhD, Charles H. Carswell Professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, Harvard University.
William C. Kirby, PhD, T.M. Chang Professor of China Studies, Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Spangler Family Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School, and Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor.

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