The Best Laid Plans... The Year of the Dog in China, 1958
Tuesday, 13 March 2018, 6:30 – 8pm
A public lecture presented by Dr Jackson organised by the Trinity Centre for Asian Studies as part of the Dublin Chinese New Year Festival.
Sixty years ago, in the Year of the Dog 1958, China launched the Second Five Year Plan with the ambition of equalling Britain’s industrial output, doubling steel production, and applying industrial approaches to agriculture. Favourable weather produced a good harvest that summer, but with labourers diverted to back-yard steel furnaces, crops were left to rot in the fields or devoured by pests. This marked the beginning of the largest famine in human history. In this lecture, Dr Jackson will examine the origins and consequences of this most ambitious project.
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Campus Location: Trinity Long Room Hub
Room: Neill Lecture Theatre
Event Type: Alumni, Arts and Culture, Lectures and Seminars, Library, Public, Special events
Type of Event: One-time event
Audience: Undergrad, Postgrad, Alumni, Faculty & Staff, Public
Cost: Free but registration is essential
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