A World Safe for Autocracy? The Domestic Politics of China’s Foreign Policy

Speaker
Jessica Chen Weiss, Cornell University
Event date
Event time
14:00 - 15:00
Venue
University of Oxford China Centre - via Microsoft Teams
Online
Event type
Lectures and seminars
Event cost
Free
Disabled access?
Yes
Booking required
Required

How does China’s domestic governance shape its foreign policy?

What role do nationalism and ideology play in Beijing’s regional and global ambitions?

The Chinese leadership has been at once a revisionist, defender, reformer, and free-rider in the international system — insisting rigidly on issues that are central to its domestic survival, while showing flexibility on issues that are more peripheral.

To illuminate this variation and prospects for conflict and cooperation, Jessica Chen Weiss will discuss her new book project, which theorizes and illustrates the domestic-international linkages in Beijing’s approach to issues ranging from sovereignty and homeland disputes to climate change and COVID-19.

To register for this event (via Microsoft Teams), please email information@chinese.ox.ac.uk