Wednesday, February 22, 2017: MERICS China Dispute: ”Anti-Western nationalism on the rise? Ideological struggles for China’s future”
Anti-Western sentiment has been on the rise in China. Party-state media and leading party members point to the various crises of the liberal democratic and economic orders in the U.S. and Europe to denounce the deficiencies of “Western” political systems and to demonstrate the superiority of the Chinese system. The Chinese leadership wants to construct the “China path” as an alternative political and economic order.
Under what conditions could we see a further rise in Anti-Western sentiment in China? What ideas and ideologies are shaping the societal and political debate apart from nationalism?
We will discuss these questions with Susan Shirk, chair of the 21st Century China Center at the University of California (San Diego), Orville Schell, director of the Center on U.S.-China Relations at Asia Society in New York and David Bandurski, editor of the China Media Project at the University of Hong Kong.
The discussion will be moderated by Kristin Shi-Kupfer, director of the Research Area on Public Policy and Society at MERICS.
Date:Wednesday, February 22, 2017, 7:00 pm
Place:Mercator Institute for China Studies, Klosterstraße 64, 10179 Berlin (Mitte), Germany
25 to 28 April 2017: MERICS European China Talent Program 2017 gathers post-graduates and young professionals for a three-day workshop in Berlin
The Mercator Institute for China Studies (MERICS) seeks to encourage young Europeans to deepen their engagement with contemporary China. Each year, the MERICS European China Talent Program gathers a select group of 15 young China experts from across Europe in Berlin to give them an opportunity to discuss topical issues in European China policy with senior decision-makers from politics, business and civil society.
Following two successful workshops in 2015 and 2016, we are looking forward to assembling another inspiring cohort of people eager to deepen their understanding of China and its impact on Europe and become part of a unique Europe-wide network of future China experts. Participants will also get valuable insights into the largest European research institute focusing on contemporary China as well as different China-related career paths.