China's Century? Beijing's Rocky Road to Great Power Status: A Talk by Martin Jacques
Sponsored by the Sigur Center for Asian Studies
Friday, February 8, 2013
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
The Elliott School of International Affairs
Lindner Commons, 1957 E Street, NW; Room 602
Washington, DC 20052
The common view in Washington holds that China does not seriously challenge U.S. global hegemony. In fact, events since the Western financial crisis have only served to accelerate China's rise and American decline. However, while China is in the process of becoming a major power can it become a truly great global power? If a Sino-centric world is to mean more than huge Chinese economic power, China will have to change profoundly. But can it?
Martin Jacques is the author of the global best-seller When China Rules the World: the End of the Western World and the Birth of a New Global Order, first published in 2009. The second edition - greatly expanded, revised and updated - was published as a paperback in the UK at the end of March 2012. Martin is a Senior Visiting Fellow at IDEAS, a centre for diplomacy and grand strategy at the London School of Economics. He is a Visiting Professor at Tsinghua University and a non-resident fellow at the Transatlantic Academy, Washington DC. He was formerly the editor of the renowned London-based monthly Marxism Today until its closure in 1991. He was co-founder of the think-tank Demos. He has been a columnist for many newspapers, made many television programmes and is a former deputy editor of The Independent newspaper. He took his doctorate while at King's College, Cambridge.
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