On February 6, 2019, Rana Mitter, Professor of the History and
Politics of Modern China at the University of Oxford, gave a
lecture on "War and the Making of a New World Order in Asia, 1937
to the Present."
Human beings have waged war or engaged in violent conflict with
each other since ancient times, an observation that prompted a
Member at the Institute to suggest in the course of a casual
conversation that surely it was a waste of time and