Iran has a long history of trade and cultural relations with China, going back to almost mythological times. At present, China plays a very big part in Iran’s economy. This lecture will take a quick run through the historical relationship and then concentrate on the role that China has played with Iran in the 20th century.
Dr William Figueroa joined the Cambridge University Centre for Geopolitics in 2022 as a postdoctoral research associate. His dissertation, ‘China and the Iranian Left: Transnational Networks of Social, Cultural, and Ideological Exchange,’ explores connections between Iranian and Chinese constitutionalists, socialists, and Maoists from the early 1900s to the late 1970s, and forms the basis of his current book project.
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