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Reading and Writing the Chinese Dream

Hosted by the Department of Government

Alumni Theatre, New Academic Building, United Kingdom

Speakers

Professor Timothy Cheek

Professor Timothy Cheek

Professor David Ownby

Professor David Ownby

Professor Joshua A. Fogel

Professor Joshua A. Fogel

Chair

Professor Leigh Jenco

China’s increasing prominence on the global stage has caused consternation and controversy among Western thinkers, especially since the financial crisis of 2008. But what do Chinese intellectuals themselves have to say about their country’s newfound influence and power? Our panelists will open the window into public debate in China today on fundamental questions of China and the world - past, present and future. They'll explore questions such as the relationship of political and economic reforms; the distinctiveness of China's history and what to take from it's traditions; what can or should be learned from the West; and how China fits into today's eruption of populist anger and challenges to the global order. 

Timothy Cheek is Louis Cha Chair in Chinese Research at the University of British Columbia. His most recent book is The Intellectual in Modern Chinese History (2015).

David Ownby is Professor of Chinese history at the University of Montréal. He is the editor and translator of Xu Jilin’s Rethinking China’s Rise: A Liberal Critique (2018), among other works.

Joshua A. Fogel is Canada Research Chair in Modern Chinese Studies at York University. His many books include Maiden Voyage: The Senzaimaru and the Creation of Modern Sino-Japanese Relations (2014).

Leigh Jenco is Professor of Political Theory in the LSE Department of Government. 

The Department of Government (@LSEGovernment) is home to some of the most internationally respected experts in politics and government; producing influential research that has a global impact on policy, and delivering world-class teaching to our students.

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