Will Pax Sinica Succeed a Receding Pax Americana?


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Afternoon Presentation
Tea/ Coffee Reception 5:30pm
Presentation 6:00pm
Close 7:00pm

A 2012 recipient of Taiwan’s highest academic order — Academician at the Academia Sinica — Prof. Chu Yun-han, will share his insights on Sino-U.S. relations in a transformational era. During the presentation, he will explore the following: Will the liberal international order survive a receding U.S. hegemony? With the U.S. officially abdicating its role as the cornerstone of the post-WWII order she helped create, and with Trump's “America first” exceptionalism and retrenchment, is Pax Sinica the natural and only viable successor to Pax Americana? Is China ready and willing to fill the vacuum the U.S. is leaving behind? Alternatively, is the world facing a serious challenge and sliding towards a "Kindleberger Trap," in which no responsible hegemony is capable of providing global public goods? 

Prof. Chu Yun-han

Chu Yun-han is an academician of Academia Sinica and Professor of Political Science at National Taiwan University. He serves concurrently as President of the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange. Prof. Chu specializes in the politics of Greater China, East Asian political economy, international political economy, and democratization. In 2012, he was elected an Academician of Academia Sinica, Taiwan’s highest academic honor, and in 2016 a Fellow of World Academy of Science. He currently serves on the editorial board of Journal of Democracy, China Journal, China Review, Journal of Contemporary China, International Studies Perspectives, and Journal of East Asian Studies. He is the author, co-author, editor or co-editor of 17 books. Among his recent English publications are Dynamics of Local Governance in China During the Reform Era and Handbook of Democratization in East Asia. He was President of the Chinese Association of Political Science (Taipei) (2002-2004) and a member of the Council of American Political Science Association (2009-2011).Prof. Chu received his Ph.D. in political science from the University of Minnesota.

In Partnership with Center for China and Globalization (CCG)


Event Details

Fri 09 Mar 2018
5:30 - 7 p.m.

Asia Society Hong Kong Center, 9 Justice Drive, Admiralty

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