Dr Gordon Barrett

Tied to my interest in the history of Sino-British scientific relations, in 2015 I was a British Inter-University China Centre Early Career Researcher at the University of Bristol, working on a Cultural Engagement Partnership project with the Needham Research Institute, Cambridge. This project focused on digitising photographs and diaries relating to Dr. Joseph Needham’s British Council-sponsored activities as head of the Sino-British Science Cooperation Office, 1943-1946. This material is now available via the Cambridge University Digital Library. I also created a ‘pop-up’ exhibition entitled ‘Chinese Wartime Science through the Lens of Joseph Needham’, which showcases material from this collection and has been shown in Cambridge, Bristol, and London.

http://cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk/collections/needham

  • Between Sovereignty and Legitimacy: China and UNESCO, 1946-1953

  • China's "People's Diplomacy" and the Pugwash Conferences, 1957-1964

  • More

I currently teach:

Prelims

FHS Masters
For DPIR: PPE227: The Government and Politics of China GXIV: The Global Twentieth Century, 1930-2003

Concepts and Themes in Global and Imperial History 

 

FS29: China Since 1900

History and Historiography of Modern China

   

For DPIR: The International Relations of East Asia

 

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