Strong Society, Smart State: The Rise of Public Opinion in China's Japan Policy. Book launch
22 November 2011
Co-presented with Sydney Ideas, Strong Society, Smart State: The Rise of Public Opinion in China's Japan Policy will be launched by David Goodman.
The rise and influence of public opinion on Chinese foreign policy reveals a remarkable evolution in authoritarian responses to social turmoil. James Reilly shows how Chinese leaders have responded to popular demands for political participation with a sophisticated strategy of tolerance, responsiveness, persuasion, and repression—a successful approach that helps explain how and why the Communist Party continues to rule China.
Dr James Reillyis a Lecturer in Northeast Asian Politics in the Department of Government and International Relations at the University of Sydney. His research has appeared in Modern Asian Studies, Journal of Contemporary China, Survival, Washington Quarterly, Asian Survey, and China: An International Journal. He has been a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Oxford and a Fulbright Scholar at Renmin University in Beijing. He also worked with the American Friends Service Committee in China from 2001-2008. His new book is Strong Society, Smart State: The Rise of Public Opinion in China's Japan Policy (Columbia University Press, 2012).
Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Location: Law School Foyer
Contact: Yanping Zhang
Phone: +61 2 9114 1166