Sino-American Relations through the Lens of Sports

There are many ways to study Sino-American relations, yet no perspective is more penetrating and more objective than the lens of sports. In this webinar, Professor Xu Guoqi will examine the shared history between Chinese and Americans from 1872 to the present by focusing on their sport activities and exchanges. This innovative perspective will bring us a fresh and new understanding towards the complicated history of Sino-American relations.

Professor Xu Guoqi received his Ph.D. in history from Harvard University and is currently the Kerry Group Professor in Globalization History at the University of Hong Kong. He is author of multiple books including Chinese and Americans: A Shared History and Olympic Dream: China and Sports, 1895-2008, both from Harvard University Press. Professor Xu is working on new project on sports and the making of modern China.

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