Frank Dikötter

The China story - a case of fake history?
Thuesday | May 16 | 18 PM - 20 PM
Palais am Festungsgraben

Frank Dikötter is Chair Professor of Humanities at the University of Hong Kong. He specializes in modern China and is best known as the author of the “People’s Trilogy”, a series of books that document the impact of communism on the lives of ordinary people in China based on new archival material. The first volume, entitled “Mao’s Great Famine: The History of China’s Most Devastating Catastrophe”, won the 2011 BBC Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction.