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Apr 3, 2013

Noted cultural historian and author (including of the second edition of China in the 21st Century: What Everyone Needs to Know, due out in June) Jeffrey Wasserstrom discusses challenges facing contemporary Chinese society, including corruption, energy, politics and the environment, and ways they are being addressed by China’s people and leadership. Dr. Wasserstrom, Chancellor’s Professor of History and chair of the department of history at the University of California, Irvine and editor of the Journal of Asian Studies, is interviewed by National Committee Senior Director for Education Programs Margot Landman.