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RAS LIBRARY Lecture and Walk

Presenter and Author: Peter J. Hack

Please join us at the Royal Asiatic Society Library to hear Peter Hack’s slide presentation of his 2017 book The Art Deco Departments Stores of Shanghai (10.00am) followed by a walk on Nanjing Lu to see the departments stores discussed in his book (11.00am). The morning ends with an optional lunch nearby (location tbd).

Peter had a 33-year career in the Department of Education in Sydney before leaving the Public Service in May 2016. He now spends time researching modern Chinese history and the overseas Chinese in Australia. Peter is a life member of the Chinese Museum in Melbourne and the Chinese Australian Historical Society, and he is now also a member of the Royal Asiatic Society of China. He is a regular visitor to Shanghai and spoke at the World Congress on Art Deco in Shanghai in 2015.

This is a RAS Members only event and is limited to 10 people.

Dress Code: The RAS Library is located within a private club – please follow the club’s dress code: dressy casual (no sneakers, jeans, t-shirts, etc.)

RSVP: RASLibrary@yahoo.com