Book Talk - 'The Dragon Roars Back: Transformational Leaders and Dynamics of Chinese Foreign Policy' - 14 June 2023
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In this upcoming talk from the Lau China Institute, Professor Suisheng Zhao from the University of Denver will present his new book, The Dragon Roars Back: Transformational Leaders and Dynamics of Chinese Foreign Policy, which traces the dramatic shifts and the driving forces in China’s foreign policy since its founding in 1949, focusing on the key roles played by Mao Zedong, Deng Xiaoping, and Xi Jinping.
Each of these transformational leaders reshaped foreign policy to better fit their visions for China. This presentation will focus on Xi Jinping’s power concentration and its implications for Chinese foreign policy.
About the speaker
Suisheng Zhao is a Professor and Director of the Centre for China-US Cooperation at Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver. He is founder and editor of the Journal of Contemporary China and the author and editor of more than two dozen books. His most recent, The Dragon Roars Back: Transformational Leaders and Dynamics of Chinese Foreign Policy, was published by Stanford University Press in 2022. A Post-Doctoral Campbell National Fellow at Hoover Institution of Stanford University, he received his Ph.D. degree in political science from the University of California-San Diego, an M.A. degree in Sociology from the University of Missouri, and BA and M.A. degrees in economics from Peking University.
Please note this is an in-person event; places are limited so registration is essential. King's Staff & Students ticket holders will be required to show valid proof of King's ID upon entry.
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14 June 2023