Families with Children from China New England

The Great Wager: President Nixon's 1972 risky visit to China and the art it inspired

  • 24 Feb 2022
  • 6:30 PM
  • virtual or in person at WBUR CitySpace, 890 Commonwealth Avenue Boston, MA 02215

WBUR launches its new narrative audio series “The Great Wager,” about President Nixon’s 1972 diplomatic trip to meet Mao Zedong. Here & Now co-host Scott Tong and former New York Times Beijing Bureau Chief Jane Perlez explore the artistic fruits of diplomatic history.

They'll be joined by Peter Sellars, director of the Metropolitan Opera’s “Nixon in China” (2011), and novelist Gish Jen, whose new short story collection “Thank you, Mr. Nixon” explores how the last fifty years since the opening of China has affected the lives of ordinary people. The group will discuss the political impact of the historic visit and the imaginative and creative journeys it inspired.

Free program either in-person or virtual - tickets needed

CitySpace Tickets (in-person)
Free (general admission)

All in-person attendees will be required to show proof of vaccination and wear masks except when actively eating or drinking. CitySpace will be seating at 50% capacity (109 seats) for this event.

Virtual Tickets (livestream)
Free (only one ticket needed per household)

Tickets available from: https://www.wbur.org/events/743418/the-great-wager-president-nixons-1972-risky-visit-to-china-and-the-art-it-inspired


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