China's Great Power Ambitions

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5:00 PM to 6:15 PM
Virtual Event

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Elizabeth Economy (Author, The World According to China)



For nearly a decade, Chinese leader Xi Jinping has called for the "Great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation,"--for China to strengthen itself at home and to claim greater centrality for itself on the global stage. But what does this mean in practical terms? What are China's ambitions for its place in the international system? How is it attempting to realize its objectives? And how likely is it to succeed? Dr. Elizabeth Economy shares insights on these issues from her new book, The World According to China , and provides guidance on how the international community can most effectively respond to the opportunities and challenges presented by Xi's transformative vision.




About the speaker

Elizabeth Economy is a Senior Fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution. She previously served as C.V. Starr Senior Fellow and Director, Asia Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. She is the author of the newly released The World According to China (Polity Press, 2021), as well as The Third Revolution: Xi Jinping and the New Chinese State (2018), which was short-listed for the Lionel Gelber Prize, By All Means Necessary with Michael Levi (2014) and the award-winning The River Runs Black: the Environmental Challenge to China's Future (2004 and 2010, 2nd ed.). A frequent radio and television commentator on China and U.S.-China relations, she is a member of the Aspen Strategy Group and the Board of Managers of Swarthmore College. She is currently on leave from Stanford as Senior Advisor for China to the Secretary of Commerce.


This webinar will take place online via Zoom. Click here to register

Chair: Professor Steve Tsang (Director, SOAS China Institute)

Organiser: SOAS China Institute

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