Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom, Chancellor's Professor of History at the University of California, Irvine, will present a special lecture for the Eisenberg Institute on Monday, October 5, 1 p.m., in 1014 Tisch Hall. Presented in collaboration with the Association for Asian Studies, Professor Wasserstrom will speak on "The Ghosts of 1900: The Brutal Boxer Rising and the Civilized World's Savage Revenge." Link for a lecture abstract. Free and open to the public.

Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom's most recent books are China in the 21st Century: What Everyone Needs to Know and Chinese Characters: Fast-Changing Lives in a Fast-Changing Land, which he co-edited with Angilee Shah. In addition to his appointment at the University of California, Irvine, he is editor of the Journal of Asian Studies; one of the two Asia editors of the Los Angeles Review of Books; a member of Dissent's editorial board; and an associate fellow at the Asia Society. He has contributed commentaries and reviews to the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and various other newspapers and to magazines such as Time, Newsweek, and the Nation.

An Eisenberg Institute for Historical Studies special event presented in collaboration with the Association for Asian Studies. Made possible by a generous contribution from Kenneth and Frances Aftel Eisenberg.