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Join us for the next RAS Book Club session on the 3rd of May, where we will discuss 1587 – A Year of No Significance, by Ray Huang. We will host both an offline and an online session.

Offline session: 3 May, 19:30 at Garden Books

If you want to attend the offline session at Garden Books at 19:30, please click here.

We ask members to support the venue with a 50 RMB entry fee in exchange for a drink voucher upon arrival.

Non-member price: 100 RMB

Online session: 3 May, 21:00 China Standard Time (GMT +8) on Zoom

If you want to attend the Zoom online session at 21:00, please click here.

Book Description:

In 1587, the Year of the Pig, nothing special happened in China. Yet in seemingly unspectacular events of this ordinary year, the author finds exemplified the roots of Imperial China's perennial inability to adapt to change. With fascinating accounts of the lives of seven prominent officials, he fashions a remarkably vivid portrayal of the court and the ruling class of late imperial China.

Please note: This is a book discussion, not a talk. The author will not be present.