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The Paradox of China's Peaceful Rise

Tuesday 7 October 2014, 6.30 - 8.00pm, Sheikh Zayed Theatre, NAB 
Speaker: Professor Barry Buzan; Discussant: Professor Arne Westad;
Chair: Professor Michael Cox

Despite the widespread view that China does not have a coherent grand strategy, China has already articulated one that is based on the home-grown idea of ‘peaceful rise/development’ (PRD). The key issue is whether the logic of this grand strategy, and the contradictions within it, are fully understood, and whether China has sufficient depth and coherence in its policy-making processes to implement such a strategy. This lecture will explore key issues arising from the idea of ‘Peaceful Rise/Development’.

This event is free and open to all with no ticket or pre-registration required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis. For more information please email us here|.



Professor Barry Buzan| is a Senior Fellow at LSE IDEAS and the Montague Burton Professor of International Relations at LSE.




Professor Arne Westad| is the Director of LSE IDEAS.




Professor Michael Cox| is Founding Co-Director of LSE IDEAS and Emeritus Professor in International Relations.



Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE. Map.|


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