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Bill Hayton will join us to discuss his newly published volume 'The Invention of China' in conversation with Dr Alessio Patalano as part of the King's Japan Programme Event Series. 

Bill Hayton is the author of ’The Invention of China’ to be published in October by Yale University Press. He is an Associate Fellow with the Asia-Pacific Programme at Chatham House, a journalist with BBC News in London, and a regular writer on Asian issues. He previously authored ’The South China Sea: the struggle for power in Asia’ (Yale, 2014) and ‘Vietnam: rising dragon’ (Yale, 2010, second edition 2020). In 2006/7 he was the BBC’s reporter in Vietnam and in 2013/14 he was seconded to the Myanmar state broadcaster to work on media reform.

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Alessio Patalano

Professor of War & Strategy in East Asia