The China Institute coordinates activities at SOAS, University of London that relate to the study of China. The events bring together academic staff and students with diverse interests and backgrounds.
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- The Political Genesis of Local Government Debt in China
Professor Jean C. Oi (Stanford University)
This seminar looks at China’s rapidly growing local government debt (LGD), which is now branded a “grey rhino,” a known threat that has received little attention.
- Virtual Embodiment in Chinese Digital Art
Dr Angela Becher (Lecturer in Chinese Film Studies, University of Liverpool)
- A World Safe for Autocracy? The Domestic Politics of China’s Foreign Policy
Associate Professor Jessica Chen Weiss (Cornell University)
Weiss will discuss her new book project, which theorizes and illustrates the domestic-international linkages in Beijing’s approach to issues ranging from sovereignty and homeland disputes to climate change and COVID-19.
- To Rise or to Lead? The Challenge of Chinese Universities in the 21st Century
Professor William C. Kirby (Harvard University)
This seminar examines the prospect for Chinese leadership in the world of universities in the 21st century.
- The Rise of the Chinese Techno-Security State Under Xi Jinping
Tai Ming Cheung (Professor, School of Global Policy and Strategy, and Director, University of California Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation)
Dr Cheung examines China under Xi Jinping as an expansive techno-security state.
- "Intoxicating Shanghai": Art and Literature in Pictorial Magazines during Shanghai's Jazz Age
Dr Paul Bevan (Departmental Lecturer in Modern Chinese Literature and Culture, University of Oxford)
- China's Changing National Security Strategy under Xi Jinping
Sheena Chestnut Greitens (University of Texas-Austin)
This paper argues that Xi Jinping has pursued a new national security strategy for China.
- The China Debate 2021: 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.