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Talk by Professor Zhang Weiwei on 'Understanding modern China: where does it come from and where is it going?'

When Oct 15, 2019
from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Where Webb Library, West Court, Jesus College
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China Centre invites you to a talk by 

Professor Zhang Weiwei, Director of the China Institute at Fudan University


'Understanding modern China: where does it come from and where is it going?'

China is a large country undergoing rapid change. The speed and extent of its transformation are unprecedented, which has had an impact on the rest of the world.  Perhaps the greatest change in China is its rapid economic growth.  The Chinese economy has kept  growing for four consecutive decades.  What role has the Communist Party of China (CPC) played in China’s economic reforms?  How might countries in East Asia and other major powers relate to rapidly rising China?  In particular, how does China choose to relate to these countries?  Understanding the trajectory of China's relations with these countries is of great importance to the world.


Professor Zhang Weiwei is a distinguished professor of international relations and Director of the China Institute at Fudan University.  He is a board member of China’s National Think Tanks Council and a Senior Research Fellow at the Chunqiu Institute.  A former visiting Fellow at Oxford, he was Professor of International Relations at the Geneva School of Diplomacy and International Relations and Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Asian Studies, Geneva University.  He has written extensively in Chinese and English on China’s political and economic reforms, the China model of development, China’s foreign policy and comparative political governance.  He is the author of The China Wave: Rise of a Civilizational State.