We are delighted to invite you to this thought provoking lecture about the future of China, presented by Professor Shaun Breslin.
When President Xi Jinping took over the reins of power in China, he identified five major issues that needed urgent attention before he could consolidate China’s global role or articulate a vision for China as a new type of Great Power. Trying to deal with all five issues at the same time has proved far from easy for Xi Jinping and the result has been uncertainty and unease over where China is going domestically, politically, economically and socially.
In this lecture Professor Breslin masterfully traces the evolution of Xi Jinping’s domestic and international agendas and investigates the ways in which they interact. It has a specific focus on the domestic or alternative, sources of Chinese power on the global scene.
Professor Breslin is currently Professor of Politics and International Studies at University of Warwick, Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences and co-editor of The Pacific Review. Having first studied in China in 1984, he has spent the subsequent three decades studying the politics, political economy and international relations of the country. He is currently working on projects that assess the way the Chinese state manages the economy, and the type of global great power China is becoming.
This Sir John Monash Lecture is proudly presented in partnership with the Jeffrey Cheah Distinguished Speakers Series.
Date: Thursday, 10 November 2016
Time: 5.30pm Refreshments
Venue: Plenary Theatre, Monash University Malaysia, Jalan Lagoon Selatan, 47500 Bandar Sunway, Selangor
Tickets: Free admission
Dress code: Smart casual
RSVP: Friday, 4 November 2016. Register here for catering purposes.