University of Washington

Feb. 22: China scholar presents, 'China Goes Global: The Partial Power'


Book coverOn Feb. 22, eminent China scholar David Shambaugh will speak about his book, China Goes Global: The Partial Power, a sweeping account of China’s growing prominence on the international stage. Shambaugh is a professor at The Elliot School of International Affairs, George Washington University.

Thirty years ago, China’s role in global affairs beyond its immediate East Asian periphery was decidedly minor and it had little geostrategic power. As Shambaugh charts, though, China’s expanding economic power has allowed it to extend its reach virtually everywhere — from mineral mines in Africa, to currency markets in the West, to oilfields in the Middle East, to agri¬business in Latin America, to the factories of East Asia. Shambaugh offers an enlightening look into the manifestations of China’s global presence: its extensive commercial footprint, its growing military power, its increasing cultural influence or “soft power,” its diplomatic activity, and its new prominence in global governance institutions.

This free event begins at 5:30 p.m. in the Walker-Ames Room, Kane Hall.

Sponsored by the National Bureau of Asian Research, and the East Asia Center and the China Studies Program at the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies.

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