Authors on Asia Lecture: "Wealth and Power: China’s Long March to the Twenty-First Century"


Through a series of lively and absorbing portraits of iconic modern Chinese leaders and thinkers, Orville Schell, along with John Delury, today's foremost specialists on China, provide a panoramic narrative of this country's rise to preeminence that is at once analytical and personal. How did a nation, after a long and painful period of dynastic decline, intellectual upheaval, foreign occupation, civil war and revolution manage to burst forth onto the world stage with such an impressive run of hyper-development and wealth creation — culminating in the extraordinary dynamism of China today?

Wealth and Power answers this question by examining the lives of 11 influential officials, writers, activists and leaders whose contributions helped create modern China.



Asia Society Texas Center
1370 Southmore Blvd.
Houston, TX 77004


$10 general admission; $5 Asia Society Texas Center members.
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