Event Details

WHAT: An RASBJ online presentation: "The Amur River" by author Colin Thubron in conversation with Margherita Belgiojoso, followed by Q&A.

WHEN: Wednesday March 23, 2022 from 7:00-8:00 PM Beijing Time

MORE ABOUT THE EVENT: Renowned adventurer and travel writer Colin Thubron will share with us his experiences and observations from his journey along the full length of the Amur River.

The Amur river, the tenth longest in the world, rises in Mongolia and eventually, for over a thousand miles, forms the perilous border between Russia and China. It is a frontier that still simmers with the memory of unequal treaties and land-grabs. Harassed by arrest and injury, Colin Thubron travelled on both Russian and Chinese shores, following the river for almost three thousand miles to its end in the Pacific.

MEMBERS ONLY: This event is free and exclusively for members of RASBJ and partner RAS branches. If you know someone who wishes to join RASBJ to attend this event, please ask them to sign up at https://rasbj.org/membership/ at least 72 hours beforehand.

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  • Colin Thubron (traveller and writer)

    Colin Thubron

    traveller and writer

    Colin Thubron is an acclaimed travel writer and novelist, and the winner of many prizes and awards. His travel books concern Russia, China and Central Asia, and include "Behind the Wall", "In Siberia", "Shadow of the Silk Road" and most recently "The Amur River: between Russia and China". From 2008 to 2017 he served as President of the Royal Society of Literature.

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  • Margherita Belgiojoso (Moderator)

    Margherita Belgiojoso



    Margherita Belgiojoso is a journalist and writer, who also travelled on the Amur River during the 10 years she lived in Russia.

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