The Weatherhead East Asian Institute launched its Human Rights in East Asia and Beyond: Critical Perspectives series on Sept. 24 with the first of four lectures by Li Weidong, Visiting Scholar at the Institute for the Study of Human Rights at Columbia University. “Xi Jinping’s ‘Coup From the Top:’ Anti-Corruption and Political Reform” was a candid look at anti-corruption and political reform in China. The 90-minute talk, presented in Mandarin, was translated and moderated by Andrew J. Nathan, Class of 1919 Professor of Political Science, Columbia University. The session concluded with a 30-minute question-and-answer session from the standing room only audience.
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The Human Rights in East Asia and Beyond: Critical Perspectives series is a year-long critical examination of the issue of human rights which includes lectures and panel discussion. The next event in the series is on Monday, October 6. Li will speak on “Before and After the 19th Party Congress: Political Trends in Xi Jinping’s First and Second Terms.”