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Paul Robeson, "The Black King of Songs, " and China

Wednesday, December 1, 2021 at 12:00pm to 1:30pm

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"Arise! Ye Who Refuse to be Bond Slaves:" Paul Robeson, "The Black King of Songs, " and China

Professor Gao Yunxiang, History, Ryerson University

This lecture is adapted from a chapter in Gao Yunxiang’s new book Arise, Africa! Roar, China! Black and Chinese Citizens of the World in the Twentieth Century (UNC Press, December 2021). In this lecture, Gao unpacks the dynamic yet scarcely noted relations between Paul Robeson (1898-1976), the world famous African American singer, actor, athlete, lawyer, and political activist, and China throughout most of the twentieth century.

Sponsored by the East Asia Program, EAP Graduate Student Steering Committee, The Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, and the Global Racial Justice initiative.

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Department of Music, Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, College of Arts & Sciences, Asian Studies, Sociology, Department of Performing and Media Arts, Africana Library, Africana Studies and Research Center, East Asia Program, Asian American Studies Program, Center for Intercultural Dialogue, Asian & Asian American Center, China and Asia-Pacific Studies, Cornell China Center, Institute for African Development

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music, capscal, Einaudi, pma, asianstudiescal, diversity, Graduate Students, Global Cornell, afr, cashum, africal





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Amala Lane


Gao Yunxiang

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Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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