Sascha Klotzbücher (Comenius University, Bratislava) talked about the impact of the united front concept on international cooperation.
In this interview, Klotzbücher discusses the following questions:
1. How does China frame its approach to global engagement, especially from the perspective of the Communist Party?
2. What is the “United Front Concept,” and how has it shaped the Communist Party’s collaborative efforts throughout different historical periods?
3. How can China’s cooperation partners safeguard their interests while navigating the dynamics of the United Front Concept?
Sascha Klotzbücher is Associate Professor at Comenius University in Bratislava. He researches health policy in China, and also questions of memory and society in the People’s Republic of China and Taiwan. Previously, he held the professorship “Society and Economy of China” at the University of Göttingen. Among his publications, is the book “Long Shadows of the Cultural Revolution: a Transgenerational Perspective on Politics and Emotion in the People’s Republic of China” (Psychosozial-Verlag, 2019). His doctoral dissertation (2006) at the time was one of the first monographs on rural health care in post-Maoist China. He is the author of numerous articles on health care in Xinjiang, questions of research opportunities as a foreigner (“embedded research”) and the issue of researcher subjectivity in Chinese studies.
This video was recorded as part of our ENLIGHT workshop ‘More than a Distant Relative: China and its Neighbors in an Increasingly Turbulent World.’