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SOAS China Institute

SOAS China Institute Monday Seminars

SOAS China Institute Monday Seminars examine the fundamental issues facing China today and provides unique opportunities to gain insight into China through the perspectives of internationally respected experts from both inside and outside of China.   

Convenor and Chair: Professor Steve Tsang

Contact Li-Sa Whittington/ Aki Elborzi on sci@soas.ac.uk for further information.

Please note that we do not distribute seminar notes.

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Forthcoming Events

Comparisons of a New Sino-US Cold War with the Old Soviet (Sino)-US Cold War

Professor Gilbert Rozman (Princeton University and The Asan Forum)

Professor Gilbert Rozman compares a new Sino-US Cold War with the Old Soviet (Sino)-US Cold War by differentiating a cold war into four primary dimensions: geographic, strategic, economic, and national identity.

25 January 2021, Virtual Event, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

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.  

1 February 2021, Virtual Event, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

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.

8 February 2021, Virtual Event, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

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.

22 February 2021, Virtual Event, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM