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Title: China's Global Role: Comments on its Strengths and Weaknesses
Originating Office: IAS
Speaker: Wang, Yizhou
Issue Date: 26-Sep-2013
Event Date: 26-Sep-2013
Group/Series/Folder: Record Group 8.15 - Institute for Advanced Study
Series 3 - Audio-visual Materials
Location: 8.15:3 EF
Notes: IAS Distinguished Lecture.
Title from opening screen.
Co-sponsored by Center on Environment, Energy and Resource Policy.
Abstract: The transfer of leadership from Mao to Deng, and then to the Xi/Li generation, has transformed China's role in foreign affairs from a regional power to a global one. The inevitable involvement in international affairs has brought China onto the global stage in full regalia where opportunities and challenges prevail. This lecture begins with an understanding of the evolution of China's role as a marginal resister to an institutional constructor since the end of the last century. The speaker will use recent cases, such as national interests and sea disputes, and describe the advantages, difficulties, responsibilities and costs to China in adopting an active diplomacy doctrine.
Prof Yizhou Wang received his PhD from the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) in 1988. From 1998 to 2008, he was Deputy Director of the Institute of World Economics and Politics of CASS, and was Chief Editor of the influential journal World Economics and Politics. He is currently Professor of International Politics and Chinese Foreign Policy and Associate Dean in the School of International Studies at Peking University.
Prof Wang is a world leader in the study of China’s integration into the international system and the development of China’s global partnerships. His research interests focus on China’s diplomacy and its process into a global partnership, international relations theories and its studies in the West and China and trends of international institutions and laws. His recent books include Construction within Contradiction: Multiple perspectives on the relationship between China and International Organizations, New Thinking in China’s Diplomacy and Creative Involvement: Evolution of China’s Global Role.
Duration: 77 min.
Appears in Series:8.15:3 - Audio-visual Materials
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