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Confucius Institute Free Public Talks on China 2014

27 Mar 2014

Talk by Dr Christopher Godden on Wednesday, 2 April (1pm – 2pm) in The Kanaris Theatre, Manchester Museum

Chinese Studies and Manchester Trade: The Work of Edgar Mead as Reader of Chinese Language and Social Economy, 1933 – 1941

With monies reallocated from the Boxer Indemnity Fund in the early 1930s, the University of Manchester appointed Edgar W Mead (1887 – 1941) as Reader in Chinese Language and Social Economy.

This talk will focus on Mead’s role in developing the study of Chinese language and history at Manchester, as well as his activities as a liaison between the University, Manchester’s Chamber of Commerce, and those sections of Manchester’s business community with interests in China.

In support of the Manchester Histories Festival, this event is free to attend.