Stephen R. Platt

Stephen R. Platt is a historian of late imperial China, specializing in foreign relations throughout the 19th century. He was a 2008–2010 fellow of the Public Intellectuals Program of the National Committee on US–China Relations, and gives occasional talks on modern and contemporary China for audiences in education, government, and the general public. Platt is the author, most recently, of Provincial Patriots: The Hunanese and Modern China and Autumn in the Heavenly Kingdom, a military history of the Taiping Rebellion and the 2012 winner of the Cundill Prize, the largest international literary prize for a work on history. He is currently compiling research for a book on the Old China Trade and the Opium Wars. 

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“Light, Paper, Process: Reinventing Photography” at the Getty Museum
“Light, Paper, Process: Reinventing Photography” at the Getty Museum
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An Artist’s Intervention in the Ebola Crisis
An Artist’s Intervention in the Ebola Crisis
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Photographer Spotlight: Jerry Uelsmann
Photographer Spotlight: Jerry Uelsmann

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Radio Hour: “The Look of Silence,” Diana Wagman, and D. W. Griffith
Radio Hour: “The Look of Silence,” Diana Wagman, and D. W. Griffith
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Radio Hour: "Go Set a Watchman" and Film Critic John Powers
Radio Hour: "Go Set a Watchman" and Film Critic John Powers
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Radio Hour: “Naked at Lunch,” Female Comedy Writers, and Vicious Disequilibrium
Radio Hour: “Naked at Lunch,” Female Comedy Writers, and Vicious Disequilibrium