Dr. Cheng Li, director of research and senior fellow at the Brookings Institution's John L. Thornton China Center, and one of the world's premier experts on Chinese elite politics, reflects upon the highly anticipated succession of Chinese president Hu Jintao by current vice president Xi Jinping. Such a momentous political leadership transition occurs only once a decade for this rising Asian giant, currently facing a range of grave political uncertainties. Li delves into the intricacies of recent events surrounding the disgraced politician Bo Xilai and the civil rights activist Cheng Guangcheng. Presented by the Town Hall Center for Civic Life with University Book Store and The National Bureau of Asian Research. Series supported by The Boeing Company, the RealNetworks Foundation, and the True/Brown Foundation.
Advance tickets are $5 at Brown Paper Tickets or 800/838-3006 and at the door beginning at 5:30 pm. Ticket also gains admission to the Jeff Deyette event at 7:30 pm. Town Hall members receive priority seating.
Other Civic Events
Thursday, May 23, 2013, 12:00 – 1:00pm
Downstairs at Town Hall; enter on Seneca Street. $14-$29.
Thursday, May 23, 2013, 7:30 – 9:00pm
Downstairs at Town Hall; enter on Seneca Street. $5. Double feature!
Charlie Staadecker for Mayor Benefit Concert featuring Nadja Salerno Sonnenberg and a Conversation with Gerard Schwarz
Tuesday, May 28, 2013, 7:30 – 9:30pm
Great Hall; enter on Eighth Avenue. $50-$700.*