Book Launch: The China Questions

Date: 

Wednesday, February 7, 2018, 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Location: 

Harvard Coop, 1400 Massachusetts Ave Cambridge, MA 02138 United States

Join the editors and contributors to The China Questions for a book launch at the Harvard Coop’s Event Series.

Many books offer information about China, but few make sense of what is truly at stake. The questions addressed in this unique volume provide a window onto the challenges China faces today and the uncertainties its meteoric ascent on the global horizon has provoked.

In only a few decades, the most populous country on Earth has moved from relative isolation to center stage. Thirty-six of the world’s leading China experts—all affiliates of the renowned Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies at Harvard University—answer key questions about where this new superpower is headed and what makes its people and their leaders tick. They distill a lifetime of cutting-edge scholarship into short, accessible essays about Chinese identity, culture, environment, society, history, or policy.

China has already captured the world’s attention. The China Questions takes us behind media images and popular perceptions to provide insight on fundamental issues.

Join editors Jennifer Rudolph and Michael Szonyi, and contributors Peter Bol, Andrew Erickson, Susan Greenhalgh, Wai-yee Li, and Karen Thornber, at the Harvard Coop to discuss the book and the key questions it raises about China’s future.

Editors

Jennifer Rudolph, Associate Professor of Modern Chinese political History, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Michael Szonyi, Professor of Chinese History, Harvard University

Contributors

Peter Bol, Vice Provost for Advances in Learning, and Charles H Carswell Professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, Harvard university

Andrew Erickson, Professor of Strategy, Naval War College

Susan Greenhalgh is Professor of Anthropology, Harvard University

Wai-yee Li, Professor of Chinese Literature, Harvard University

Karen Thornber, Professor of Comparative Literature, and East Asian Languages and Civilizations, Harvard University

Ash Center Director Anthony Saich, Daewoo Professor of International Affairs, and Odd Arne Westad, S.T. Lee Professor of U.S.-Asia Relations, contributed to The China Questions.