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Jianying Zha - Transformation in Modern China

  • Phelps-Stokes 212 Chestnut St Berea, KY, 40403 United States (map)
 Zha Jianying at her home in Beijing. Credit Li Qiang for The New York Times

Zha Jianying at her home in Beijing. Credit Li Qiang for The New York Times

Born in Bejing and educated in the West, journalist Jianying Zha will address China’s 20th century struggle for modernity, its recent economic transformation, and the country’s reemergence as a great power. Using personal stories and photographs relevant to her topic, Zha will focus on new trends in China’s pop culture (media, public debates, censorship); tensions and contradictions in current politics and society; and questions about China’s future. Woods Lecture.

Free and open to the public.