China's Responses to the Arab Events

16 November 2011

Presented by the China Studies Centre, this seminar

examines Chinesegrovermment's various responses to democratsation.

During the past two decades, the Chinese government has been pressured by three distinct waves of democratisation. The first wave happened in Eastern Europe in the 1990s following the collapse of the Soviet Union. The second took the form of the so-called Colour Revolutions in the former Soviet Republics in 2004-5. The Arab uprisings of 2011 are the most recent wave.

The Chinese government has developed effective managerial strategies to respond to each of these waves. In order to examine and understand the government's particular response to the Arab events, this seminar proposes that it is necessary to take into account the three democratic waves together, not in isolation.

Professor Baogang He (BA, Hangzhou Uni, 1981; MA, People's University of China, Beijing, 1986; Ph.D, ANU, Australia, 1993), Chair in International Studies at the School of Politics and International Studies, Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia. Professor He is the author of four single-authored books and three edited books, and 50 international refereed journal articles. His research interests cover deliberative democracy, Chinese democratization, Chinese politics, comparative politics, political theory, Asian regionalism, and federalism in Asia.

Time: 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Location: China Studies Centre Boardroom, Room 310, Old Teachers' College, University of Sydney

Cost: Free