Book Discussion on The Last Empress
Hannah Pakula talked about her book The Last Empress: Madame Chiang Kai-Shek and the Birth of Modern China (Simon & Schuster; November 3,… read more
Hannah Pakula talked about her book The Last Empress: Madame Chiang Kai-Shek and the Birth of Modern China (Simon & Schuster; November 3, 2009). Madame Chang Kai-Shek (1897-2003), from an elite family, was a prominent voice for Nationalist China. Following the death of President Chang Kai Shek she returned to the United States where she died at the age of 105. Ms. Paluka talked about writing this biography, comparing it to her previous books, and how she did her research. Ms. Pakula responded to questions from members of the audience.
This event at the Seattle Asian Art Museum in Volunteer Park on Tuesday, November 17, 2009, 7:00 p.m. was co-presented by the Gardner Center for Asian Art & Ideas at the Seattle Asian Art Museum, the East Asia Studies Center at the University of Washington, and Elliott Bay Book Company. close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
People in this video
- Hannah Pakula Author
Book Discussion on Winner Take All
International economist Dambisa Moyo talked about the huge impact of China’s efforts to control basic resources…
Book Discussion on When China Rules the World
Martin Jacques argues that unlike over the past two centuries when Western ideas and culture drove our understanding of…
Book Discussion on The Unknown Cultural Revolution
Dongping Han talked about his book The Unknown Cultural Revolution: Life and Change in a Chinese Village (Monthly…
Book Discussion on Whole Earth Discipline
A well-known California environmentalist apologizes for opposing nuclear power and now advocates that more nuclear…