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China in Revolution: The Road to 1911

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China in Revolution: The Road to 1911

Time: October 20, 2011 from 7:30pm to 9pm
Location: British Embassy Residence
Street: 15 Guanghua Lu
City/Town: Beijing, China
Website or Map: http://beijinginternationalso…
Phone: Beijing 137 1767 2167.
Event Type: talk
Organized By: Beijing International Society
Latest Activity: Oct 11, 2011

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Liu Heung Shing will present China in Revolution: The Road to 1911, a remarkable survey of rare historical photographs from leading collections around the world. The images capture 100 tumultuous years from the Second Opium War and Boxer Rebellion, the wars with Russia and Japan and the outbreak of revolution, through the rise and fall of Yuan Shikai and the ensuing warlord era.  

Liu Heung Shing is a former foreign correspondent and photojournalist whose postings have included Beijing, Los Angeles, New Delhi, Seoul and Moscow.  He has covered major world events from the Soviet military occupation of Afghanistan to civil war in Sri Lanka and China's burgeoning economic reforms.  In 1992, Liu shared a Pulitzer Prize for Spot News and an Overseas Press Club Award for his coverage of the Soviet Union’s collapse.  

Liu is the author of the widely acclaimed photographic documentation China After Maoand Soviet Union: Collapse of an Empire.  He is the editor of China, Portrait of a Country, which has been published in six languages.  He also co-authored with Karen Smith Shanghai, A History in Photographs 1842 to Today.  In 2004, Paris Photo named Liu as one of the hundred most influential people in contemporary photography.

Liu graduated from Hunter College, City University of New York in 1975.  He lives and works in Beijing.

China in Revolution: The Road to 1911  will be available for purchase at this lecture.

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