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The China Order: Behind the Rising PRC Power

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Professor Fei-Ling Wang (Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, Georgia Institute of Technology)

Date: 25 September 2019Time: 5:00 PM

Finishes: 25 September 2019Time: 6:30 PM

Venue: Paul Webley Wing (Senate House) Room: Wolfson Lecture Theatre (SWLT)

Type of Event: Talk

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This talk outlines the China Order as a long-lasting political tradition and a deeply internalized worldview in the Chinese World. It was at the core of the so-called East-West Divergence that led to the separate trajectories and varied records of human civilization on the two ends of the Eurasian Continent. As an alternative world order, it is now energetically reviving and effectively used to guide the rising power of the PRC (People’s Republic of China). An analysis of the China Order thus sheds light on the implication of the rise of China and the reactions by the international community such as the engagement policy of the United States and its allies.


Fei-Ling Wang, Ph.D. (University of Pennsylvania), is a professor at Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, Georgia Institute of Technology. His research interests are comparative and international political economy, U.S.-East Asian relations, and East Asia and China studies. He has published seven books (two co-edited) in two languages including Organization through Division and Exclusion: China’s Hukou System (Stanford University Press. 2005) and The China Order: Centralia, World Empire, and the Nature of Chinese Power (SUNY Press, 2017). He has also published dozens of book chapters and journal articles in four languages. He taught at the U.S. Military Academy (West Point) and held visiting and adjunct/honorary positions in institutions like European University Institute, Sciences Po, National University of Singapore, National Taiwan University, Renmin University of China and Anhui Normal University in China, University of Tokyo in Japan, U.S. Air Force Academy, and Sungkyunkwan University and Yonsei University in Korea; and appeared in many national and international news media such as Al Jazeera, AP, BBC, CNN, Radio China International, The Financial Times, The New York Times, VOA, South China Morning Post, The Wall Street Journal, and the Xinhua News Agency. He has had numerous research grants including a Minerva Chair grant, a Fulbright Senior Scholar grant and a Hitachi Fellowship. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.


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