Book Club with Jeffrey Sachs – S3 EP3 Out Now

Created on 10 January 2024

The Book Club with Jeffrey Sachs is now presented in podcast, bringing you lively conversations between Professor Jeffrey Sachs and authors of inspiring books about history, social justice and challenges of building a decent world. Find ‘Book Club with Jeffrey Sachs’ on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, and other major podcast apps. Be sure to subscribe for episode updates! The episodes can also be accessed directly here.

Join Professor Jeffrey Sachs and one of the world’s most eminent scholars of China, Professor Jessica Rawson, to discuss Professor Rawson’s remarkable book, ‘Life and Afterlife in Ancient China’. Together, they explore the roots of Chinese civilization through the stories of twelve grand tombs, each unravelling the pivotal phase in China’s history.

In this episode, they take a close look at the political, geographical, technological, and cultural evolution of China. With Professor Rawson’s deep insights of scholarship, and her latest archaeological findings, she offers fascinating insights into the foundations of China’s unique culture, including the role of ancestor worship, physical geography, and farming systems in shaping China’s civilization.

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About the Book Club with Jeffrey Sachs

Hosted by Columbia University Professor Jeffrey Sachs, the eminent thought-leader in economics and sustainable development, the Book Club features monthly interviews with renowned authors about their ground-breaking work in sustainability, economics, history, social justice, and more.

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