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Chair: Nicola Leveringhaus, Senior Lecturer in East Asia Security and International Relations 

Speaker: Lee Jones, Professor in International Politics and author of Fractured China: How State Transformation Is Shaping China's Rise

Is China's rise a threat to international order? Fractured China shows that it depends on what one means by 'China', for China is not the monolithic, unitary actor that many assume. Forty years of state transformation —the fragmentation, decentralisation and internationalisation of party-state apparatuses — have profoundly changed how its foreign policy is made and implemented.

Today, Chinese behaviour abroad is often not the product of a coherent grand strategy, but results from a sometimes-chaotic struggle for power and resources among contending politico-business interests, within a surprisingly permissive Chinese-style regulatory state. Join us for a discussion of this exciting new book with one of the authors, Professor Lee Jones from Queen Mary University London.

The event will take place in The Dockrill Room (formerly the War Studies Meeting Room - K6.07) and on Zoom. 

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