Book Talk: "China Tomorrow" with Jean-Pierre Cabestan

Mon, Nov 2, 2020, 8:30 pm
Zoom (Registration Required)
Registration Required - open to the public
Paul and Marcia Wythes Center on Contemporary China
East Asian Studies Program

This book argues that China’s one-party system is strong and will continue to adapt in the mid-term future. Influenced by China’s traditional culture and even more so by the regime’s Soviet ideology, institutions and modus operandi, most Chinese are not pushing for democracy, privileging security, stability and prosperity to political freedoms and participation. China’s political, economic and intellectual elites either, apart from a small and heavily repressed minority of human rights and democracy activists.

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Jean-Pierre Cabestan is Chair Professor of Political Science, Department of Government and International Studies, Hong Kong Baptist University. He was Head of the Department from 2007 to 2018. He is also Associate Researcher at the Asia Centre, Paris and at the French Centre for Research on Contemporary China in Hong Kong. Before August 2007, he was Senior Researcher at the French National Centre for Scientific Research (Centre national de la recherche scientifique) and was attached to Institute of Comparative Law of the University of Paris 1.

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