Lecture by Associate Professor and Cundill Prize Winner Stephen Platt

January 24, 2013
4:00 pm

Student Union

Room: Cape Cod Lounge

UMass Amherst Campus

Handicap access available
Free admission
Contact:
Jill Dwiggins
413-545-6137

“Autumn in the Heavenly Kingdom: China, the West and the Epic Story of the Taiping Civil War,” is a history of the Taiping rebellion by Stephen R. Platt, Associate Professor of History.  Professor Platt's book was recently chosen as  McGill University’s 2012 Cundill Prize winner.  The Cundill Prize is one of  the most prestigious awards for historical literature.

Professor Platt will present his findings in a lecture titled “Into the Storm: Some Windows into a Chinese Civil War." Members of the campus and wider community are cordially invited to attend the lecture and reception to follow.