[irclub-L] China Panel: this Wednesday in Newton 204
SUNY Geneseo International Relations Club
irclub at geneseo.edu
Mon Apr 11 01:31:20 EDT 2011
IR club is proud to sponsor a China Panel this Wednesday during the
WHAT: China Panel
WHEN: Wednesday, April 13 at 2:30
WHERE: Newton 204
WHO: our panelists will be professor Chen from the School of Business
(Economics), professor Hon from the History department and professor
Norris from Geography.
Panelists will be open for questions after their presentation. Please
refer to the following paragraphs for the topic of their presentation.
Professor Hon (History): As a revolutionary leader, Mao Zedong stressed
the importance of overcoming the three big divides: city versus
countryside, workers versus peasants, and mental versus manual labor. Yet,
during his life time, China was never successful in achieving the lofty
socialist goal. Worse still, the inequality of wealth has become more
pronounced in today's China. This talk examines Mao's legacy in China's
economic changes in the last two decades.
Professor Norris (Geography): There are growing concerns that the Unipolar
World that seemed to dawn when the Soviet Union collapsed is giving way to
a rapid erosion of United States strength and influence and a prospective
hegemonic challenge by China. American emphasis on military power and its
global application is, ironically, sapping its ability to keep pace in a
World that China is building, buying, and enveloping in ways reminiscent
of British Imperial hegemony.
Professor Chen: 1979 Xiaoping reforms, reformation of the Chinese economy,
what brought China to the foreground economically speaking in the late
20th and early 21st centuries, breakdown of economy (military, private
sector, public sector, etc), current economic scenario.
See you there,
IR club president
"We live in a rainbow of chaos." - Cezanne
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