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Remembering and Forgetting Modern History in China

10 November 2010 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Chatham House, London


Michael Dillon, author
Chair: Kerry Brown, Senior Fellow, Asia Programme, Chatham House



The speaker will discuss the importance of China's modern history in understanding the country as it stands today. Drawing upon his most recent book, China: a Modern History (I.B. Tauris, 2010), he will discuss how memories of the history of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and the nation play a significant role in maintaining the status quo, the authority of the CCP and notions of the identity of China and the Chinese.