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Elisabeth Kaske – professor and observer of Chinese history

Elisabeth Kaske

“As a person, history has two attractions for me,” says Elisabeth Kaske, Professor of Society and Culture of Modern China at the University of Leipzig. On the one hand, it lies in the past and you can look at it as an outsider. Also, you know the outcome and can still play with other potential outcomes. “That gives you a great freedom that you don’t have in the present, because you’re always chasing events.”

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