Ezra Vogel draws crowds at Peking University, April 2013
BEIJING – Ezra Vogel, Harvard professor emeritus, political analyst, and one of America’s best-known public intellectuals on Asia, drew crowds today at Peking University, China’s leading institution of higher education. He gave the talk in Chinese. [April 21, 2013]
Vogel’s latest book, Deng Xiaoping and the Transformation of China (2011), has become an academic bestseller and important reference material about one of China’s greatest leaders: Deng Xiaoping.
Deng Xiaoping initiated China’s open-up policy in 1978 which ultimately lifted 400 million people out of poverty (so far) but also put his political legacy at stake during the events of the 1989 Tiananmen incident.
This talk is part of Peking University International Cultural Festival 2013 and titled: ‘Deng Xiaoping and his diplomacy.’ Click here for Chinese post.