SO! Ali and I ventured out to ask Chris Aldous about his life and career. Chris is a very interesting person. As a historian he specialises in eastern history, mainly Japan, and apparently there are not many historians in the UK that study such thing!
So we asked him plenty of questions about this (Ali is very interested in the subject as she studies Modern China, so she came up with all the clever work! ) as well as some other general things related to history as an academic discipline, the students, changes and future.
Here is the result! Please listen to our video on You Tube or here:
Note: the recorder run out of battery right at the end of the interview. However, Ali has typed up a summarised answer to our time machine question. And here is it:
In response to our traditional time machine question, Chris said he would like to travel back to the moment that the Japanese emperor Hirohito publicly announced the Japanese surrender on August 15th 1945. Chris said he would be interested in being amongst the average Japanese civilians to hear their responses to the announcement, as the topic has long interested him in his career.
Anyway, we hope you like it! We will have more soon!
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