How the 1911 Revolution shaped modern China and its rise
Maandag 08 oktober, 19h30 - 21h30
• Aula Minderbroedersberg 4-6
• Prof. K. Mühlhahn, Professor on Chinese History and Culture, Freie Universität Berlin
In 1911 China was on the forefront of a century of change, renewal and radical transformation. It not only became Asia’s first republic, but in fact was one of the first continental empires to reinvent itself as a Republic and to adopt the nation state form.
Subsequently while European empires destroyed itself in the WWI, China witnessed the first golden age of Chinese capitalism and made Shanghai the cosmopolitan center of Asia and the world. And China sets out to create one of the most dynamic systems of higher education in the world - one that would train the scientists and technocrats of later generations.
The talk of tonight will reflect on how the change and transformation initiated by the 1911 revolution have shaped modern China and its rise.
In 2011, China celebrated the 100th anniversary of the Xinhai Geming, commonly called the 1911 Revolution.
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Prof. K. Mühlhahn, Professor on Chinese History and Culture, Freie Universität Berlin