Robert Bickers

Saturday 1st July

4.00 – 5.00 pm

Out of China: How the Chinese Ended the Era of Western Domination

Radcliffe Centre

£10

Writer and historian, author of Empire Made Me: An Englishman Adrift in Shanghai (Penguin) and The Scramble for China: Foreign devils in the Qing Empire, 1832-1914 (Penguin). Robert Bickers was born in Wiltshire, and lived on Royal Air Force bases across England, Germany and Hong Kong. He studied in London, and held fellowships in Oxford and Cambridge before taking up a post at the University of Bristol in 1997, and is now a Professor of History.

His new book Out of China: How the Chinese Ended the Era of Western Domination will be published in the summer by Allen Lane/Penguin Press and available at the Buckingham Literary Festival.