Daniel Brook Lecture: Building model modernities in Shanghai and Mumbai

Image by Daniel Brook, September 2009.

Image by Daniel Brook, September 2009.

Wednesday, December 08, 2010 - 12:00PM

Join Pulitzer Center journalist and Black Mountain Institute fellow Daniel Brook as he examines Shanghai and Mumbai's volatile, continuing experiments in forging a Chinese and Indian modernity. Though explicitly built to be Asia's most modern—and, concomitantly, least Chinese or Indian—metropolises, by the early twentieth century, the cities had unwittingly developed into unique East-West hybrids. As Shanghai and Mumbai lead their nations' reengagements with the global economy, it is prudent to examine their strikingly parallel histories. These fraternal twin cities are rediscovering their historical roles as outward-looking links to the wider world.

LJ-119, Thomas Jefferson Building, Library of Congress. This event is free and open to the public. No tickets or reservations are needed. For more info, please visit the Library of Congress website.