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Talk: European and Chinese thoughts on diplomacy, statecraft and international law
Date: 13 October 2010 

You are cordially invited to attend the following talk held as part of the School of Modern Languages and Cultures' Seminar Series:

European and Chinese thoughts on diplomacy, statecraft and international law

by Dr. Wang Li
(Nankai University)

Date: 13 October 2010 (Wednesday)
Time: 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Venue: T6 Meng Wah Complex

After a period of self-isolation in the 1960s, China has once again shown its eagerness hence to modernize along Western lines and to be a part of the international political order. Indeed China’s modernization and its internationalization are intrinsically connected. However, it is also the case that the international order finds itself deeply in need of China's presence and cooperation. In this talk my central question will be: How can China involve itself peacefully in global politics? I will argue that the answer to that very much depends on the attitude of Western powers to the rise of China. My argument takes into account China's humiliation in the late 19th and 20th century at the hands of Western powers and the changing conditions which make China’s participation in the international order
so important.

About the speaker:
Dr. Wang Li is currently an associate professor in the Department of World History, Nankai University. He was educated in China, the United States and United Kingdom, with academic training covering World History, International Relations and European Studies. He is also an adjunct professor at the Institute of International Studies, Jilin University.

All are welcome. No registration is required.
For enquiries, please contact Dr Marie Berne,

Please find below details of upcoming talks in the SMLC Seminar

October 27 (Wed), 4.30-6pm, K.K. Leung Building Room 1121
Dr. John Haddad (American Studies)

November 3 (Wed), 4.30-6pm, Main Building Convocation Room
Dr. Victor Teo  (Japanese Studies)

November 17 (Wed), 4.30-6pm, Main Building Convocation Room
Dr. Marco Wan (Faculty of Law)

December 1st (Wed), 4.30-6pm, K.K. Leung Building Room LG109
Dr. Izumi Nakayama (Japanese Studies)

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