Stuart Kelter interviews Dr. Ken Hammond, a professor of East Asian and global history at NMSU since 1994, who lived in Beijing from 1982 to 1987 prior to completing his PhD at Harvard in 1994. He subsequently joined the history faculty of NMSU, specializing in East Asian history, particularly 16th century China. From 2007 to 2015 he was co-director of the Confucius Institute at NMSU. Long interested in human rights and protest movements, he was a leader in the Students for a Democratic Society at Kent State University from 1967 to 1970. Today’s interview will focus on the historical context for recent events in Myanmar, also known as Burma.
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