Watch live! The Ken Hom OBE 2013 Lecture: China's Unfinished Revolution

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Johnathan Ferby

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Main Lecture Theatre, Clerici, Headington Campus, Gipsy Lane site


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China underwent one revolution when it overthrew the 2,000-year-old empire, another when the Communist Party took power in 1949 and a third when Deng Xiaoping launched economic reform in the late 1970s.

Now, with a new leadership installed in Beijing, the last major state ruled by a Communist Party needs far-reaching reform if it is to maintain its momentum to become the world's biggest economy and deal with an array of escalating challenges. This lecture will assess those tests which lie ahead and their likely impact on this nation of 1.3 billion people - and on the world at large.

Jonathan Fenby is the author of seven books on China, the most recent Tiger Head, Snake Tails: China Today. China Director at the research Service Trusted Sources, he is a former editor of The Observer and of the South China Morning Post and has also held senior positions at The Economist, the Guardian, The Independent and Reuters. He is a CBE and holds the French Legion d'Honneur and Ordre du Merite.

This lecture will be hosted by Ken Hom OBE, chef, writer, broadcaster and Patron of Oxford Gastronomica, Oxford Brookes University's centre for food and cultural studies.