Talk/ China’s Great Leap Forward

Dr Samuel Y. Liang, Lecturer in Chinese Studies at the University of Manchester, critically examines how the official legacy of the Leap is being re-enacted in this state-led urban rebuilding project as well as how global technology and aesthetics, such as those provided by British firms, contribute to the project. Liang’s brief talk will be followed by an informal discussion with co-curator John Hyatt, providing an opportunity for plenty of audience debate and discussion.