Cambridge Conversations: The power and the passion – China, India and the echoes of the past on the world of tomorrow
Tuesday 15 June 2021, 5.30pm to 6.20pm BST
We have entered the so-called 'Asian Century', with China and India boasting the largest populations on Earth. Both countries exert increasingly powerful economic, political and social influence across the globe. But neither nation developed in a vacuum. Each has a rich and complex history with significant parallels reverberating through the past 100 years, which will echo long into the next.
The University’s new Global Humanities programme aims to explore history through diverse lenses, providing fresh and profound insight as we define our own era. As the fragile promise of globalisation fragments, will Asia’s profound legacies of empire, violence and ideology collide to create harmony or dissonance? The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Stephen J Toope, was joined by our distinguished panellists Professor Hans van de Ven and Dr Shruti Kapila for an illuminating discussion ranging from World War II and decolonisation to the present day and beyond. The shaping of Asia will shape our future.
You can take a look at our previous Cambridge Conversation webinars on YouTube.
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