French sinologist Alain Roux (INALCO) visits Hong Kong as his Mao Zedong biography translated into Chinese [fr] [中文]

Prof Alain Roux (INALCO, CECMC) , a well-established China expert, is an Emeritus professor at the National Institute of Oriental Languages and Civilizations (INALCO) in France. He will be in Hong Kong from November 5 to 10, 2017.

He has been studying Chinese history and politics for half a century since he first visited Beijing as a foreign student in 1965. His major publications in French include Chiang Kai-shek: "Mao’s Great Enemy", "China in the 20th Century", "Shanghai Workers’ Movement in the 1930s", "The Chinese Puzzle", etc.

He is the author of a biography of Mao Zedong titled as "The Monkey and the Tiger: Mao, a Chinese fate" (Original title in French: "Le singe et le tigre : mao, un destin chinois") which was published in Paris by Larousse in 2009. This biography was then translated into Chinese in Hong Kong in July 2017 by Chinese University Press, the publishing house of The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

This biography was briefly translated into Chinese by China Renmin University Press in 2014.

By the joint invitation from Chinese University Press, the Consulate General of France in Hong Kong and Macau, and French Centre for Research on Contemporary China (CEFC), Alain Roux will be arriving in town and speaking at several conferences at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, French bookstore Parenthèses, Alliance Francaise Hong Kong and Hong Kong Baptist University.


Prof Alain Roux’s many notable works shed light on the Chinese workers in the 20th century, history of Shanghai and urban societies in coastal China and the Chinese political elites in republican China.

He is currently working on the updates for the electronic version of "Biophraphical Dictionary on International Workers’ Movement : China" co-written by Yves Chevrier and Lucien Bianco under the leadership of Jean Maitron from the Sciences Po University Press / Éditions Ouvrières in 1985.

Roundtable & Book Talk : « Part Tiger, Part Monkey: Mao Zedong And China’s Destiny »

Date: November 6, 2017 (Monday)
Time: 4-6pm
Location: Cho Yiu Conference Hall, CUHK

Language of the roundtable will be in English, simultaneous translation (French-English) for Prof. Roux.

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Rencontre- signature avec Alain Roux "Chiang Kaï-Shek Le grand rival de Mao"

Date: November 7, 2017 (Tuesday)
Time: 6:30-7:30pm
Location: French bookstore Parenthèses (2/F, Duke Wellington House ,14-24 Wellington St, Central)
Language: French only


Conference : « Le singe et le tigre: Mao, un destin chinois »


Date: November 8, 2017 (Wednesday)
Time: 6:30-8pm
Location: Médiathèque, 1/F, 52 Jordan Road, Alliance Française

Language: French only


Conference « Chiang Kai-Shek and Mao : who was the real modernizer ? »


Date: November 9, 2017 (Thursday)
Time: 2:30-4pm
Location: Room AAB 1123, 11/F, Academic and Administration Building. HKBU

Language: English

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publié le 20/11/2017

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