Martin Jacques - When China Rules the World
For over two hundred years we have lived in a western-made world, one where the very notion of being modern was synonymous with being western. Martin Jacques argues that the twenty-first century will be different: with the rise of increasingly powerful non-Western countries, the west will no longer be dominant and there will be many ways of being modern. In this new era of 'contested modernity' the central player will be China. Join author Martin Jacques on the eve of the release of When China Rules the World: The Rise of the Middle Kingdom and the End of the Western World for a thought provoking conversation with Orville Schell, Arthur Ross Director of the Center on U.S.-China Relations. Martin Jacques is the author of When China Rules the World: The Rise of the Middle Kingdom and the End of the Western World. He is a visiting senior fellow at the London School of Economics, IDEAS, a centre for the study of international affairs, diplomacy and grand strategy, and a visiting research fellow at the LSE's Asia Research Centre. He is a columnist for the Guardian and the New Statesman. Orville Schell is the author of fourteen books, nine of them about China, and a contributor to numerous edited volumes. His most recent books are, Virtual Tibet, The China Reader: The Reform Years, and Mandate of Heaven: The Legacy of Tiananmen Square and the Next Generation of China's Leaders. Schell is a former professor and Dean at the University of California, Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism and the current Arthur Ross Director of the Center on U.S.-China Relations at the Asia Society.