Symposium: "China Rising: A New Global Order?" will take a look at China's rise to power in a world primarily dominated by Western cultures.
What might we learn from China's cultural and philosophical traditions in imagining its potential impact on the global order? How should we understand and engage with a rising China? These are just two of the many questions to be explored at this year's Faith, Reason and World Affairs Symposium: "China Rising: A New Global Order?" Sept. 22-23.
China is quickly rising in world power, and what happens there has the potential to affect us all.
"Having a better understanding of China and Asia and the politics, economy, culture of that side of the world is just becoming a lot more important and relevant in our lives," says Alisa Batchelor ’16, a student on the symposium planning committee chaired by Dr. Rebecca Moore, professor of political science.
Speakers for the event will be Dr. Martin Jacques, author of the global best-seller "When China Rules the World: the End of the Western World and the Birth of a New Global Order"; Dr. Minxin Pei, professor of government at Claremont McKenna College and author of "China's Trapped Transition: The Limits of Developmental Autocracy"; and Dr. Elizabeth Economy, C.V. Starr senior fellow and director for Asia studies at the Council on Foreign Relations.
Other events include sessions featuring the voices, opinions and research of Concordia students and faculty, and a staged reading of the play "Chinglish" by David Henry Hwang.