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Chinese History with a Prominent History Professor of the
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Chinese History with a Prominent History Professor of the University of Hong Kong


On the sixth of November, a group of Form Five and Six students attended an intellectually stimulating lecture presented by Professor Frank Dikötter at Hong Kong Central Library. He is the Chair Professor of History at the University of Hong Kong and a recipient of the Samuel Johnson prize for his "stunningly original and hugely important" research of Mao in his book Mao's Great Famine: The History of China's Most Devastating Catastrophe, 1958-62.

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During the presentation, students learnt about factors leading the Communist Party to take power in China after the Civil War, the Communist Party measures of nationalizing state enterprises and land redistribution and the Communist Party's uses of propaganda and
violence to achieve its agenda in political and economic developments.

 
The presentation was organized under Hong Kong International Literary Festival. This year's guests included Kate Adie, BBC veteran war correspondent, Luke Harding, The Guardian journalist interviewing
Edward Snowden and David Pilling, Financial Times' Asia Editor.


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