Featuring: Ragnar Baldursson, moderated Alan Babington-Smith
Event Code: IQ21
Everything changed in 1976: Mao Zedong died, the Gang of Four Fell, and the Tangshan Earthquake killed hundreds of thousands. Ragnar Baldursson, now the Deputy Chief of Mission at the Embassy of Iceland, was a true believer in the Chinese socialist experiment back then, making him one of a very few foreigners allowed in the country during that time. Forty years on, in a radically different China, Baldursson revisits his experiences as a student in Beijing in 1976, offering glimpses of life during this momentous year. Moderated by Alan Babington-Smith, president of the Beijing chapter of the Royal Asiatic Society.
This event will be held at iQiyi, an official festival venue located next to The Bookworm.