Buckingham Literary Festival | Robert Bickers
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Robert Bickers

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: Chinese Nationalism and the West from the First World War to the Return of Hong Kong will be published in the summer by Allen Lane/Penguin Press and available at the Buckingham Literary Festival.