|Title||Britain - Iran (Title to be confirmed)|
|Speaker|| Professor Ali Ansari
|Date||Mon 14 January 2013|
Currently at the University of Bristol, Professor Bickers specialises in modern China and the history of colonialism and, in particular, of the British Empire and its relations with China and the history of Shanghai (1843-1950s). He has written several books, his latest one being The Scramble for China: Foreign Devils in the Qing Empire, 1832-1914 in which he surveys the foreign presence in that period. Amongst other appointments, he is Director of the British inter-university China Centre, a Co-Director of the AHRC-funded REACT Knowledge Exchange Hub, is involved in Bristol University's Centre for East Asian Studies and the Centre for the Study of Colonial and Postcolonial Studies.
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