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Lecture & Book signing: Dr. Ezra Vogel, "Deng Xiaoping and the Transformation of China"
Friday, October 28, 2011 - 5:00pm
Lecture & Book signing: Dr. Ezra Vogel, "Deng Xiaoping and the Transformation of China"

Location:  PSU campus, Lincoln Hall, room 75 (in the basement;  1620 SW Park Ave)

Time: 
5:00-5:45 pm - Book sales & signing
6:00-7:30 pm - Lecture

Free and open to the public.    Printable event flier >>

The Institsute for Asian Studies and Confucius Institute at Portland State University  are pleased to welcome Asian historian, Ezra Vogel, to the PSU campus, for a lecture & discussion about his newly released book Deng Xiaoping and the Transformation of China.

Once described by Mao Zedong as a "needle inside a ball of cotton," Deng Xiaoping was the pragmatic yet disciplined driving force behind China's radical transformation in the late 20th century. This landmark biography in English by historian Ezra F. Vogel charts Deng's tumultuous rise to power, during which he endured accusations, purges and even exile before becoming China's preeminent leader in the late 70's and through the 1980's.

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Ezra F. Vogel is a Henry Ford II Professor of the Social Sciences Emeritus at Harvard University and has written multiple books on Japan, China and Asia. The Japanese edition of Professor Vogel's book Japan as Number One: Lessons for America (1979) remains the all-time best-seller in Japan of non-fiction by a Western author. He officially retired in 2000 but remains active in research and East Asia-related activities.

Co-sponsored by the Institute for Asian Studies and Confucius Institute at PSU

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