LECTURE Great Books of China
February 19 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Frances Wood is the author of Great Books of China, an informative and accessible work which explores the country’s rich history and heritage through its outstanding works of literature.
The books she has chosen range from such classics as The Book of Songs and the Confucian Analects to more popular dramas and novels, 20th-century political and biographical works including Quotations from Chairman Mao Tse-tung, as well as little known modern writing.
Frances Wood is a distinguished sinologue and historian of China. She was curator of Chinese collections at the British Library until 2013. After studying Chinese at Cambridge, she studied history at Peking University as a British Council student and completed a PhD in Chinese domestic architecture at London University.
She gave a well-received lecture at HLSI a few years ago, based on her book Did Marco Polo Go to China? Her other books include Hand Grenade Practice in Peking: my part in the Cultural Revolution, The Forbidden City, The Silk Road, The Diamond Sutra and The First Emperor of China.
- February 19
- 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm