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Los Angeles Alumni: Understanding China from the US: A Generational Perspective


Virtual through Zoom or West LA location to be sent to Registrants after RSVP |
May 4, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This event is hosted by HBS

Mainland China’s re-emergence from a closed-society of constant revolution to America’s only superpower peer is perhaps the most important trend of the past 50 years. 

In business, geopolitics, and culture, China has displaced some of the exclusive global prominences of the US while following a path different from many expectations – and becoming the largest trading partner of 125 counties, including the US. 

As this rapid ascent is debated in American discourse, rhetoric and attitudes are often made sharper by the long gulfs of isolation, inattention, and a relatively short history of relations between the two countries. Join us with Dr. Robin Yuan (Harvard College 1975, HMS 78’) and author of the historical fiction work Red Bishop, as we discuss the emergence of China through his unique and vital perspective and family history. 

This discussion will be a friendly and approachable moment to better understand what the last 150 years have meant to a country with 3,500 years of continuous written history – with insights into where Sino-American interaction may lead for the next century in business, geopolitics, and American society with millions of Chinese-American citizens. 

This event will be offered for both in-person attendance (light refreshments provided at reception location TBD) and virtually. In-person – registration will be closed by May 1st due to limited availability. Copies of the signed version will be available at the event and can be purchased here at: robinyuanauthor.com 

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Reviews of Red Bishop: “A reminder that these two powerful cultures will continue to shape the destiny of the world.” “An amazing historical epic… Red Bishop has actually opened my mind about the world, politics, religion, and the importance of family.” “Chen’s travels in the service of both church and state are rendered in vivid detail. The novel’s blending of personalities and the seething politics of 20th-century China is seamlessly done, and its heroic portrait of its central character is always admiring but never saccharine.”