Canton: The birthplace of colonialism in China

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Guangzhou, formerly called Canton, used to be the most important trading port between the western nations and China in colonial times, and it is still one of the major trading hubs today. It was also the place where China’s modern history began. Here, Sun Yatsen started his campaign against the imperial powers in Beijing and the era of a new and modern China. The western nations left their traces here as well, with colonial style buildings and their western life style. Carolin Billetter will lead us visually through Guangzhou’s narrow streets while we listen to the fascinating story of Canton and its important role for China´s historical development. While Guangzhou is part of the highspeed change in China, it kept his beautiful, chaotic atmosphere which you will capture in this talk about one of China´s hidden urban treasures.

Tuesday January 17

10:15am registration 10:30am to 12:30pm

Abbey Road
3 Taojiang Lu, near Hengshan Lu
(metro line 1 or 7 to Changshu Road)
桃江路3号, 近衡山路

RMB 200 (includes coffee or tea) 

Please email by January 14, under subject type “Canton” and include your membership number and mobile phone number. SEA cancellation policy applies after January 14. SEA coordinator is Parke Wiegman, mobile: 186-1619-1251.