Join Ash Center China Public Policy Postdoctoral Fellow Yinxian Zhang for a discussion entitled "A Turbulent Decade: Public Perceptions of Democracy in China." The past decade is seen by many as a time of polarization, disruption, and backlash to democracy and globalization. Yet China, a country that has a long history of pursuing democracy, is now believed to have moved even further away from it. How does the Chinese public understand the direction that they are moving in? What does the term "democracy" mean to them? And what has been changed in the 2010s? This talk will discuss the public perceptions of democracy in China, changes in the past decade, and implications for China’s future.
Ash Center Director Tony Saich will moderate.