Dr. David Kenley: World War I: The View from the East
In popular portrayals of World War I, the French, Germans, Americans, British and Russians are seen as the main participants. However, World War I was tremendously significant for the non-Western world, serving as a seminal moment for Gandhi, Mao Zedong, Ho Chi Minh, Hirohito and the peoples of their nations. In this presentation, David Kenley highlights the meaning of World War I for Asia and the ways in which the war led these nations toward World War II and rapid decolonization.
This program is part of World War I and America, a two-year national initiative of the Library of America presented in partnership with The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, the National World War I Museum and Memorial, and other organizations, with generous support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
- Monday, November 13, 2017
- 7:00pm - 8:00pm
- High Library - Winters Alcove