During this seminar, Michael Wood will discuss his latest documentary ‘How China Got Rich’, which takes viewers on a journey through the fast-paced development of the Chinese economy. Over the past four decades, China has transformed into a major economic player and become a driver of global capitalism. This transformation has lifted people out of poverty on an unprecedented scale. Alongside clips of “How China Got Rich,” this seminar will provide a riveting discussion of the extraordinary scale of China’s economic transformation from the lens of an award-winning filmmaker.

Michael Wood is a historian and producer of many acclaimed documentary films, including ‘The Story of India’ and ‘The Story of China.’ He leverages his decades of experience as a historian and broadcaster to bring history to life for audiences around the globe. He is also the author of best-selling books on English history including ‘In Search of the Dark Ages’ and ‘Domesday.’ Wood serves as Manchester University’s Professor of Public History.

This event is presented in partnership with the Cambridge University China Forum.



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