Asia Lit Fest: Stephen Green – The Human Odyssey; East, West and the Search for Universal Values
‘Erudite, bold and wide-ranging – a book that makes you think about knowledge, wisdom and what the future has in store.’
— Peter Frankopan, Senior Research Fellow, Worcester College, Oxford, and author of The Silk Roads: A New History of the World
‘Ranging from Japan to Iceland, and from Babylon to the Belt and Road Initiative, this is a book of remarkable sweep and scope – not just learned, but deeply humane.”
— Tom Holland, author of Dominion: The Making of the Western Mind
Join us for the launch of this exciting new book, on the date of publication. Please note that this is not a ticketed event but you must pre-register. Due to limited availability, we will be in touch closer to the event if your registration has been successful.
The long human odyssey of self-discovery has reached a crucial stage: everything we do affects everyone and everything else – and we know it. The next hundred years will bring more change than we can easily imagine: more opportunities for more people to achieve the fulfilment of a good life, and more risks that could result in catastrophic harm to the entire planet.
Viewed geopolitically, the main question is whether the world-views of the world’s most important and influential powers – China and America (one fundamentally Confucian, the other essentially individualist) – can be made to work together constructively. Lord Green’s bold and wide-ranging book explores this and other questions, with all the risks and opportunities they hold for generations still to come.
This event includes audience Q&A, a book signing and drinks reception.
About Lord Stephen Green
Lord Green was appointed Chairman of Asia House in January 2017, bringing with him extensive international business and governmental experience. He was Minister of State for Trade and Investment from 2011 to 2013, responsible for all matters relating to trade and investment in both the former Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
Prior to entering government, Lord Green was Group Chairman of HSBC from 2006 until 2010. Lord Green is a respected commentator on world trade and Asian affairs, and regularly writes on these issues. He is also Chairman of the Natural History Museum Board of Trustees. He was made a life peer on 16 November 2010 as Baron Green of Hurstpierpoint.