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Book Talk with Prof. Paul Pickowicz: “A Sensational Encounter with High Socialist China”

October 6, 2020 @ 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Join the 21st Century China Center for a conversation with Paul G. Pickowicz, distinguished Professor Emeritus of History and Chinese Studies at UCSD and author of “A Sensational Encounter with High Socialist China.” This book is a personal account of the events leading up to their visa approvals as well as those that occurred during the journey itself. The five senses are used to connect the reader to his experience and are placed in the context of a theatrical production.

Pickowicz will be joined by Professor Micah Muscolino at this event, both of whom will regale attendees with memories from the historic visit of 14 American students (and one Canadian) to China in 1971. The visit was one of the first approved for American scholars after the Chinese Communist Party came to power in 1949 and occurred prior to President Nixon’s famous trip (as well as that of a second group of scholars) in 1972.

Being one of the students, Pickowicz kept a journal and photographically documented the trip.



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