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Pieces of China: Ambassador Winston Lord on the Secret Trip that put China on a New Path

October 8 @ 12:00 pm - 12:15 pm

| Free

In July 1971, a young Winston Lord—then Special Assistant to the U.S. National Security Advisor—embarked on a secret mission to China, entering before Henry Kissinger as the first American official to visit the People’s Republic since 1949. Under cover of darkness at the Diaoyutai State Guest House, he dug up a handful of dirt from the garden that he keeps as a memento to this day. On October 8, the former Ambassador to China and Assistant Secretary of State shares this unique memento, the trip that relaunched the U.S.-China relationship, and what it means today.

Explore the full roster of guests in our Pieces of China series of free, online conversations.

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department Of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.


October 8
12:00 pm - 12:15 pm
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