RSIS Seminar by Professor Etel Solingen
Limits of Historical Analogy: Germany 1914-China 2015
Recent commentary on the centenary of World War I evokes two analogies: one between Germany’s Keiserreich in 1914 and China now; the other between globalization then and now. Professor Solingen argues that despite some surface similarities the analogies are limited, misguiding, and dangerous.
About the Speaker:
Etel Solingen is Thomas T. and Elizabeth C. Tierney Chair in Peace Studies at the University of California, Irvine and past president of the International Studies Association. Her book Nuclear Logics:
Contrasting Paths in East Asia and the Middle East received the APSA’s Woodrow Wilson Foundation Award for best book in the profession and the Robert Jervis and Paul Schroeder Award for best book on International History and Politics.