Orville Schell and John Delury in Conversation with Evan Osnos - Wealth and Power: China's Long March to the Twenty-first Century
China’s development would have astonished those who knew the country as a fading, disorganized power in the nineteenth century. Or would it? Even then, as expert sinologists Schell and Delury recount, Chinese leaders and thinkers were working for a future of fuqiang—wealth and power. Focusing on eleven key individuals, from Wei Yuan to Liu Xiaobo, the authors cast recent Chinese history as a determined effort to restore national greatness. This event will be moderated by New Yorker correspondent Evan Osnos.