Göttingen Lecture Series on Modern East Asia

800px-Pudong,_Shanghai,_with_river_trafficLecture Series
China goes global: Reflections on the Impact of a Rising Power
Thursday, October 31, 2013,  6 pm, KWZ, Room 0.603
Prof. Bart Dessein
Ghent University, Belgium


Economic growth  has increasingly interconnected China with world markets, and has given it an increasing clout in global politics and governance. This rise has, however, also had important consequences for the country’s homeland affairs: economic developments have led to a rapid urbanization, an ecologic downgrade, and growing problems of social inequality. Along with the introduction of elements of a free market system and a greater religious freedom, the ideological monopoly of the ruling CCP has become questioned by many more citizens.While, on the one hand, having to cope with the ecological, social, and political consequences of recent economic developments, the country’s political and economic power has also fed Chinese nationalist and patriotic feelings, and the country’s imperial past has gradually been revaluated by the Chinese political and intellectual elite and Chinese citizens alike. Chinese policies not only affect the Chinese population, but also affect the world at large…


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