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- CANCELLED: China, Iran and the USA: The Prospect for Peace and Cooperation
This panel discussion will explore how we should understand the triangular relationship among China, Iran and the USA, what each wants out of their relationships and how the third country plays an important role as the other two engage with each other.
- CANCELLED: The China Debate 2020: China will Sustain its Economic Rise
Will China be able to sustain its economic rise? Will the economic miracle that has defined China’s development during the last four decades be a sufficient basis from which to lift it out of the Middle-Income Trap? Will the changes in the international environment unleashed by Xi’s assertive foreign policy and the US-China Trade War prove to be insurmountable obstacles? These are a few of the questions which this debate will address.
- State and Society during China's Republican Era (1911–1949)
Xavier Paulès (EHESS)
Two political notions of crucial importance transformed China during the first decades of the twentieth century. First, the legitimacy of the State was no longer derived from divine power but from a constructed social entity: Society. Second, this social body was to be shaped and organized by the State for the purpose of strengthening the nation in the context of a highly competitive international environment.