Home > News and media > News > News archive > 2003 > The Bush Doctrine and Neoconservatism: a Chinese perspective


The Bush Doctrine and Neoconservatism: a Chinese perspective

Monday 9 June, 6.30pm
Old Theatre, Old Building

Professor Zhiyuan Cui, Shanghai Jiaotong University, China, will speak on the Chinese perspective in the current global debate on integration, diversity and international law in The Bush Doctrine and Neoconservatism: a Chinese perspective on Monday 9 June at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

The response of the European public opinion to the Bush doctrine is to emphasize its novelty. Many intellectuals in Europe were against the war on Iraq, although they supported the Kosovo war. In contrast, the mainstream public opinion in China emphasizes the continuity between Bush's and Clinton's foreign policy.

This is not simply a reflection of the fact that the Chinese embassy was bombed during the Kosovo war, nor that both the Kosovo and the Iraq war had no UN authorisation. It has more to do with the geopolitical position in China and the Chinese world view.

Zhiyuan Cui is professor of political science and chairman of the Department of Political Science, Shanghai Jiaotong University, China. He is currently a senior visiting fellow at Harvard Law School. He has written several books and numerous articles in Chinese, and his English book Wrestling with the Invisible Hand: soft-budget constraint in the capitalist economy will be published in 2004.

This lecture is part of the series of Miliband Lectures on American Power in the 21st Century. Professor David Held, Graham Wallas Professor of Political Science and convenor of the Miliband Programme at LSE, will chair this event, which is free and open to all with no ticket required.


To reserve a press seat, contact Jessica Winterstein on 020 7955 7060 or email j.winterstein@lse.ac.uk| 


The Miliband Programme was set up in 1996 through an anonymous benefaction to LSE from a former PhD student who had been inspired by 'Ralph Miliband's contribution to social thought'. He specified that the funding be used in memory of his friend and mentor 'to advance his spirit of free social inquiry' and diversity of thought that has always been the hallmark of the LSE.

The donor's wishes to continue Ralph Miliband's intellectual tradition are being carried out through a combination public lecture series and the appointment of visiting teaching fellows. For more information on the Miliband Programme, see The Ralph Miliband Programme| web page. 

This event is part of a series of Miliband Lectures on American Power in the 21st Century. The next Miliband Lecture will be on Tuesday 24 June. Professor G John Ikenberry, Georgetown University, will speak on America's Unipolar Order: liberal hegemony or revisionist Empire?

Previous speakers have included Professor Joseph Nye, Robert Cooper, Robert Kagan, Professor Michael Cox and Dr Abdelwahab El-Affendi.

2 June 2003