Throughout Chinese history, those relying on violence to survive have comprised an important part of society, and have in large part determined the rise and fall of dynasties. How can we understand their behavior? How can we calculate the costs and benefits of violence? In this lecture, “Blood Reward: The Costs and Benefits of Violence in Chinese History,” the speaker’s unique exploration of these questions fills in a gap that has been neglected by economists and historians.
LECTURE: “Blood Reward: The Costs and Benefits of Violence in Chinese History”
SPEAKER: Wu Si, editor in chief of Yanhuang Chunqiu
WHEN: Friday, October 10, 2008, 5:30pm to 7:00pm
WHERE: The University of Hong Kong, Library Extension 9 (LE9)
The lecture will be given in Mandarin, no interpretation provided.
About the Speaker:
Currently editor in chief of Yanhuang Chunqiu magazine, Wu Si was formerly a top editor at Farmer Daily newspaper and Bridge magazine. He has written several books on history, including Unwritten Rules and Blood Reward.