Book Launch: China Goes Global: The Partial Power
Sponsored by the China Policy Program
Friday, March 29, 2013
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
The Elliott School of International Affairs
Lindner Commons: 1957 E Street, NW, Room 602
You may RSVP at go.gwu.edu/chinagoesglobal
"David Shambaugh provides a thoughtful look at the nature and consequences of China's rise in this carefully researched and well written volume." - Henry A. Kissinger
Moderated by Professor Robert Sutter.
Citizens of nations across the globe cannot help but notice the spectacular growth of the Chinese economy in recent years. This country, the famous "workshop of the world," appears on the front page of major newspapers on a daily basis. But, while many have focused on China's politics, economic development, and social changes, few have considered how much influence China has in regional and international affairs. Is China trying to establish itself a global power, a challenger to the United States as a global leader? In his book, CHINA GOES GLOBAL: The Partial Power (Oxford | February 14, 2013), David Shambaugh - a leading expert in Chinese studies with more than three decades of experience in China-watching - offers a comprehensive account of China's prominence in the global arena. Assessing China's activities all across the world and along six different dimensions -perceptual, diplomatic, global governance, economic, cultural, and strategic-Shambaugh argues that China lacks influence in most international domains and is not the kind of challenge to global order and the United States that many argue it is.
David Shambaugh is Professor of Political Science and International Affairs and Director of the China Policy Program at George Washington University. He is also Nonresident Senior Fellow of the Foreign Policy Studies Program at the Brookings Institution. Professor Shambaugh is a recognized international authority and author on China. His most recent books include Charting China's Future: Domestic & International Challenges; China's Communist Party: Atrophy and Adaptation; International Politics of Asia; and Power Shift: China and Asia's New Dynamics. He also previously served as Editor of The China Quarterly.