About the Lecture:
The Chinese Communist Party has just concluded its 19th Congress. The event has been hailed by mainstream media in China as the dawning of a new era for China’s rise. Indeed, some notable changes can be observed from the Congress: the adoption of a new ideological framework, new visions of national development goals, new features in the leadership structure, and new foreign policy statements. This seminar will discuss the impacts of the 19th Party Congress for China’s political economy in the coming decades and the implications for the rest of the world.
About the Speaker:
Dr LI Mingjiang is an Associate Professor at S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He is also the Coordinator of the China Programme at RSIS. He received his PhD in Political Science from Boston University. His main research interests include China-ASEAN relations, Sino-U.S. relations, Asia-Pacific security, and domestic sources of Chinese foreign policy. He is the author (including editor and co-editor) of 13 books. His recent books are Chinaâ€™s Economic Statecraft (World Scientific, 2017) and New Dynamics in US-China Relations: Contending for the Asia Pacific (lead editor, Routledge, 2014). He has published papers in various peer-reviewed publications including Asian Security, Oxford Bibliographies, Journal of Asian Security and International Affairs, Journal of Strategic Studies, Global Governance, Cold War History, Journal of Contemporary China, the Chinese Journal of International Politics, the Chinese Journal of Political Science, China: An International Journal, China Security, Harvard Asia Quarterly, Security Challenges, and the International Spectator. Dr Li frequently participates in various track-two events on East Asian regional security.