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University sponsored author talks at Book Festival

The College of Humanities and Social Science was proud to sponsor talks with inspiring, international authors.

Jung Chang and Oscar Guardiola-Rivera spoke about their books, which looked at the lives of two individuals - Chinese Empress Dowager Cixi and former Chilean President Salvador Allende.

The talks were in association with departments in the College, including the Scottish Centre for Chinese Studies, the Centre of African Studies, and the Centre for Contemporary Latin American Studies.


Jung Chang: The Woman Who Created Modern China

Sunday 10 August 2014, 1.30pm - 2.30pm

Baillie Gifford Main Theatre

Jung Chang talked about her new book on Empress Dowager Cixi, the 19th century concubine who became ruler of China. Jung's book is also up for the James Tait Black Prize biography award.

Mpho Tutu: The Painful Road to Forgiveness

Thursday 21 August 2014, 11.30am - 12.30pm

Baillie Gifford Main Theatre

Oscar Guardiola-Rivera: Salvador Allende’s Last Stand

Friday 22 August 2014, 3.30pm - 4.30pm

Baillie Gifford Corner Theatre

Oscar Guardiola-Rivera talked about Story of a Death Foretold, which looks at the Cold War paranoia that led to the downfall of Chilean president, Salvador Allende.

Related links

Scottish Centre for Chinese Studies

Centre of African Studies

Centre for Contemporary Latin American Studies