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Talks that bring China to life

We regularly invite authors whose books have a China connection to come and speak at the University. A diverse range of authors have appeared to discuss both fiction and non-fiction books covering business, culture, history and more.

Details of previous events are listed below. Sign up for our mailing list via the form in the sidebar to be kept up to date on all our future events. You can also follow us on Twitter and like our page on Facebook.

Meet the Authors events are organised in association with Blackwell's University Bookshop, who provide a stall at each event with copies of the featured books available for you to buy (often with exclusive discounts!). Find them on Twitter and Facebook, or visit their website.

Upcoming events

DR PAOLA SUBACCHI - 23/3/17

'The People's Money - How China is Building a Global Currency'

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MEGAN EAVES - 26/4/17

'Lonely Planet: China'

Megan Eaves shares her experiences as the Lonely Planet Destination Editor for North Asia and contributor to the China guides.

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Past events

DR HONG LIU

'The Chinese Strategic Mind'

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Get publisher discount code (valid until 30/11/16).

XINRAN
KERRY BROWN

'CEO China: The rise of Xi Jinping'

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JONATHAN GELDART

'Notes from a Beijing Coffee Shop'

In collaboration with Leeds Big Bookend Festival. Find out more.

JONATHAN GELDART

'Notes from a Beijing Coffee Shop'

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JONATHAN FENBY

'Tiger Head, Snake Tails'

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BEN CHU

'Chinese Whispers: why everything you’ve heard about China is wrong'

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JEMIMAH STEINFELD

'Little Emperors and Material Girls: Sex and Youth in Modern China'

In cooperation with Leeds Big Bookend. Find out more.

PROF. MICHAEL DILLON

'Deng Xiaoping - A Political Biography'

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JONATHAN GELDART

'Thoughts of Chairmen Now'

Jonathan Geldart shared 9 valuable insights from his interviews with leading Chinese business people. Find out more.

JOHN SPURLING

'The Ten Thousand Things'

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The School of History won our prize draw and a lucky student received a £20 book voucher to spend at Blackwell's.

JUNG CHANG

'Empress Dowager Cixi'

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Leeds Inspired won a copy of the book in our competition- read the blog post on their website.

PROF. GLEN DUDBRIDGE

‘Tenth-century China: an eyewitness account’

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GUO XIAOLU

'I am China'

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PROF. DAMING WU

'Business Chinese in Action'

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PROF. NIGEL HOLDEN

'Mastering Cross-Cultural Wavelengths'

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LIAM BYRNE MP

'Turning to Face the East'

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JUAN PABLO CARDENAL & HERIBERTO ARAUJO

'China's Silent Army'

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