Oracle Bones: A Journey Between China's Past and Present

Peter Hessler talked about his book Oracle Bones: A Journey Between China’s Past and Present, published by HarperCollins. He derived the… read more

Peter Hessler talked about his book Oracle Bones: A Journey Between China’s Past and Present, published by HarperCollins. He derived the title from an archaeological site in China where the earliest form of writing was found inscribed on shells and bones. He compared modern day China to its past, including reading letters from young Chinese students who migrated from the countryside to the rapidly growing cities. After his presentation he answered audience members' questions. close

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Program ID:
192554-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
May 29, 2006 | 4:32am EDT | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
Jun 01, 2007 | 3:49am EDT | C-SPAN 3

Airing Details

  • May 29, 2006 | 4:32am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 16, 2006 | 5:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 29, 2006 | 9:00am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Feb 25, 2007 | 1:29am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jun 01, 2007 | 3:49am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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