Revolution from Below?
A discussion about political demonstrations in China with journalist Ian Johnson
Thursday, October 30, 2014
12:30 - 2 p.m., 331 Social Sciences & Business Building
University of Missouri-St. Louis

Recent pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong remind us that China's political future is still up for grabs. Despite government efforts to reduce public debate, forces for change are growing: educational levels and incomes are rising, people are traveling, and technology – despite constant efforts to rein it in – remains a force for change. Across the country, people are searching for new values rooted in traditional ideas of justice and political accountability.
Ian Johnson first went to China in 1984 and has lived there off and on for 15 years as a student, journalist and teacher, focusing on grassroots political and religious organizations. He has written two books, won a Pulitzer Prize for his coverage of China, and writes regularly for the New York Times, New York Review of Books and other publications. 
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Presented by the Office of International Studies and Programs, University of Missouri-St. Louis, in cooperation with The Pulitzer Center.
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