Thursday, March 25, 2021
4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
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Professor Chen Jian has been working on a comprehensive Zhou Enlai biography for almost a decade. In this presentation, he will share with the audience some of his critical reflections on Zhou and China’s dilemma-ridden revolutionary era, of which Zhou was a creator, a participant, a leader, and also a victim. In particular, he will try to trace Zhou’s life and career as a Communist revolutionary, a statesman, a diplomat, and, in the final analysis, a person who had his own vision, love, hatred, empathy, inclination, and rejection. To be sure, Zhou had his bright times and also dark moments. His stories have epitomized—or even embodied—not only the constructive results of China’s revolutionary era but also its profound paradoxes and complex legacies.