SPIRe to Host Lecture Series on Chinese Politics & International Relations

SPIRe will be hosting 6 public lectures on the theme "Chinese Politics & International Relations: Perspectives & Frontiers in Social Science Research". Dr Alex Dukalskis has been awarded funding from the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange to support the delivery of the series over the next two academic years.

Outline Schedule 

6 February 2020, precise time & location TBD

Professor Andrew G Walder,  Professor, School of Humanities and Sciences and Senior Fellow, Freeman-Spogli Institute for International Studies, Stanford University

"Rebellion and Repression in China, 1966-1969: A Macro Perspective"
 
See Dr. Walder's recent book on Mao's Cultural Revolution.
 
Listen Back: 

Professor Rosemary Foot, Professor and Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Politics and International Relations, Emeritus Fellow of St Antony's College, Oxford University.

Podcast of lecture: "China’s Resurgence and US Power: Is the Asia-Pacific Political Order Being Renegotiated?” (2 October 2019, 4pm, University Club)

 
 
Events in Planning
 
Spring 2020
  
Dr Wen-Hsuan Tsai of Academia Sinica on "Thriving of the ‘Tsinghua Clique’: Cultivation, Transfer, and Relationships in Chinese Elite Politics."
 
Autumn 2020 
 
Dr Guobin Yang, Grace Lee Boggs Professor of Communication & Sociology at University of Pennsylvania on "Media and Social Protest in Modern China".
 
See Dr. Yang's excellent recent book on the Red Guard Generation
 
Autumn 2020
 
Dr Wen-Chin Wu of Academia Sinica's Institute of Political Science on "China’s Economic Weight on the Scales of Sino-US Competition for Influence". See a recent article by Dr. Wu on trade politics
 
Spring 2021 
 
Dr Molly E Roberts, Assistant Professor of Political Science at University of California, San Diego on "Censored: Distraction and Diversion Inside China's Great Firewall". View Dr. Roberts' recent book on the topic