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China Week

China Week is our flagship, week-long series of events designed to help contribute to an informed understanding of China's growing global influence through research and public engagement. 

Hosted by the Lau China Institute, each year China Week brings together experts from across academia, industry and government to explore the key themes in China's modern development through interactive discussions and debates.

China Week 2023 | 16-20 October

China as an Education, Research and Development Superpower?

This year’s China Week looks at the theme of education and research, exploring the opportunities and challenges presented by China as a potential future global leader in education, research and knowledge, and what it means for how we continue to do research in, on and with China.

China Week this year invites you to engage in a deeper dialogue on China’s progress in research and development, the values that underpin this, and how they may lead to better research outcomes for both society and the planet.

Keynote speaker | Friday 20 October - 6pm

Professor Daniel A. Bell, "On the Confucian Communist Comeback in Contemporary China"

We're excited to announce our keynote speaker is Daniel A. Bell, esteemed Professor, Chair of Political Theory in the Faculty of Law at the University of Hong Kong. He served as Dean of the School of Political Science and Public Administration at Shandong University (Qingdao) from 2017 to 2022. His books include The Dean of Shandong (2023),  Just Hierarchy (co-authored with Wang Pei, 2020), The China Model (2015), The Spirit of Cities (co-authored with Avner de-Shalit, 2012), China’s New Confucianism (2008), Beyond Liberal Democracy (2007), and East Meets West (2000), all published by Princeton University Press.

He is also the author of Communitarianism and Its Critics (Oxford University Press, 1993). He is founding editor of the Princeton-China series (Princeton University Press), which translates and publishes original and influential academic works from China. His works have been translated in 23 languages. He has been interviewed in English, Chinese, and French. In 2018, he was awarded the Huilin Prize and was honored as a “Cultural Leader” by the World Economic Forum.

NB Daniel will be joining this in-person event virtually.