Traditional Values and Chinese Foreign Policy
Public Lecture with Professor Daniel Bell
Professor Daniel Bell is the Zhiyuan Chair Professor of Arts and Humanities at Shanghai Jiaotong University and professor of political theory and director of the Center for International and Comparative Political Philosophy at Tsinghua University in Beijing.
His books include China's New Confucianism and Beyond Liberal Democracy (both Princeton).
Making sense of contemporary China and its approach to foreign policy does not owe much to Western liberal-democracy. Rather, government officials, critical intellectuals, as well as ordinary citizens in China are looking for inspiration from their history, where two and a half millennia ago thinking on Chinese statecraft flourished and informed generations of leaders.
Professor Bell will explore this thinking in ways relevant to the way China views its emerging position in world affairs and the ways in which other nations will need to respond.