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The Cultural Revolution: A People’s History

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  • Date22 November 2016
  • Time12:00 to 13:30 pm
  • VenueLecture Theatre 2 (KT182), THEi Building (Kowloon Tong Campus)

“The Cultural Revolution: A People’s History”

Professor Frank Dikötter 馮客教授


Date:           22nd November 2016 (Tuesday)

Time:          12:00 to 13:30 pm

Venue:         Lecture Theatre 2 (KT182), THEi Building (Kowloon Tong Campus)

Address:     30 Renfrew Road, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong

Language:   English 




This year, marks the 50th anniversary of the outbreak of the Cultural Revolution in the People’s Republic of China. For 10 stormy years from 1966, the country underwent massive sociopolitical upheaval that saw many intellectuals and common people driven to suffering and even death, as well as cultural relics and artefacts being destroyed. In this talk, Prof Dikötter will talk about the birth of the Cultural Revolution, and how this political campaign shook the nation as well as how its effect rippled across the globe.





Frank Dikötter was author of The Cultural Revolution: A People’s History, 1962-1976. Born in the Netherlands in 1961, he was educated in Switzerland and graduated from the University of Geneva. After two years in the China, he moved to London where he obtained his PhD in History from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in 1990. He has been the Chair Professor of Humanities at the University of Hong Kong since 2006.

馮客教授是《文化大革命:人民的歷史 1962-1976》一書的作者。他1961年出生於荷蘭,在瑞士日內瓦大學畢業。在中國旅居兩年後,他於1990年在英國倫敦大學亞非學院取得歷史學博士學位。自2006年至今,馮客教授出任香港大學人文學院講座教授。


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The Cultural Revolution: A People’s History