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Paul Robeson, "The Black King of Songs, " and China

Book cover for "Arise Africa! Roar, China!" red with images of Paul Robeson and other Black artists
November 16, 2021

December 1 at 12:00 p.m.

Professor Gao Yunxiang, History, Ryerson University, explores a chapter from her new book Arise, Africa! Roar, China! Black and Chinese Citizens of the World in the Twentieth Century (UNC Press, December 2021). 

In this lecture, Gao unpacks the dynamic yet scarcely noted relations between Paul Robeson (1898-1976), the world famous African American singer, actor, athlete, lawyer, and political activist, and China throughout most of the twentieth century.

Please register in advance for this meeting.

Sponsored by the East Asia ProgramEAP Graduate Student Steering CommitteeThe Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, and the Global Racial Justice initiative.

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