Speaker Series on China's New Leadership

University of Redlands to host speaker series on future of China’s new leadership

China’s new leadership: Repercussions on China, the U.S, and the World

REDLANDS, March 11, 2013 – The University of Redlands departments of Asian Studies and International Relations will sponsor a two-part speaker series on the future of China’s new leadership on Thursday, March 14 and Thursday, March 28 at 4:00 p.m.

As China completes its once-in-a-decade leadership transition this March, General Secretary Xi Jinping and his fellow Fifth Generation leaders will greatly impact the future of Chinese society and culture, Sino-American relations, and China's place in the world. Will the Chinese people experience greater or fewer political and cultural freedoms? Will the U.S. and China be “frenemies,” adversaries or strategic partners? Will China be a responsible regional and global stakeholder as it continues its rise?

Two distinguished guest speakers will address these vital global issues. “Prospects for Cultural Freedom and Human Rights in China” A public lecture by Professor Perry Link, University of California, Riverside and “Managing U.S.-China Strategic Rivalry in a Changing World” A public lecture by Professor Minxin Pei, Claremont McKenna College.

Perry Link is Chancellorial Chair for Innovative Teaching, Comparative Literature and Foreign Languages, UC Riverside. He is the co-editor of No Enemies, No Hatred, a collection of essays and poems by Liu Xiaobo, Nobel Peace Laureate in 2010. Professor Link has published widely on contemporary Chinese literature, society and culture, including his forthcoming book An Anatomy of Chinese: Rhythm, Metaphor, Politics, and his many essays for The New York Review of Books.

Minxin Pei is Tom and Margot Pritzker ’72 Professor of Government and Director of the Keck Center for International and Strategic Studies, Claremont McKenna College. A frequent commentator on China for the mass media, Professor Pei has written extensively on Chinese politics and society, including China’s Trapped Transition: The Limits of Developmental Autocracy.

WHAT: Lecture series on the future of China’s new leadership

WHO: Professor Perry Link, University of California, Riverside and Professor Minxin, Claremont McKenna College.

WHEN: Thursday, March 14 and Thursday, March 28 at 4:00 p.m.

WHERE: University of Redlands, Hall of Letters 100
            1200 East Colton Ave, Redlands, CA 92373

Media Contact:
Patty Zurita

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