Nineteen Seventy-Six: The End of the Cultural Revolution 19:30 21st Mar / iQiYi

Ragnar 1979 resized

Ragnar BaldurssonAlan Babington-Smith

Ragnar Baldursson, moderated Alan Babington-Smith

Everything changed in 1976: Mao Zedong died, the Gang of Four Fell, and the Tangshan Earthquake killed hundreds of thousands. Ragnar Baldursson, now the Deputy Chief of Mission at the Embassy of Iceland, was a true believer in the Chinese socialist experiment back then, making him one of a very few foreigners allowed in the country during that time. Forty years on, in a radically different China, Baldursson revisits his experiences as a student in Beijing in 1976, offering glimpses of life during this momentous year. Moderated by Alan Babington-Smith, president of the Beijing chapter of the Royal Asiatic Society.

This event will be held at iQiyi, an official festival venue located next to The Bookworm.

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT. Please email to be placed on the wait list. Ragnar Baldursson will also appear in an event on March 12 called Writing With and Against History.

Price: 50 RMB  Purchase Online

iQiyi 7:30 pm

Event code: IQ21

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