The Symbolism of Chinese Power: How the Image of China in Africa Illustrates China’s Global Ambitions and its Contest with the West

Written by Tom Harper. With the exception of East Asia, the case of Chinese foreign policy towards the African states has been the most popular example of China’s international relations.  Chinese initiatives have achieved a lot in the continent in a comparatively brief period of time.  Such is the influence of these policies that the … Continue reading The Symbolism of Chinese Power: How the Image of China in Africa Illustrates China’s Global Ambitions and its Contest with the West

Not just pandas! China news in the week to 14 October

China news and analysis to 14 October not surprisingly focuses on the CCP Congress which gets underway on the 18th, including a selection of the many helpful guides and commentaries on the Congress, plus pandas. Politics Under Xi Jinping, China is turning back to dictatorship (Financial Times, 11 October) For the first time in nearly … Continue reading Not just pandas! China news in the week to 14 October

China centre seminar series, University of Glasgow, Autumn semester

12 October 2017 at 4.30pm Roundtable and discussion “China’s Game of Thrones? What to expect from the 19th Party Congress.” Prof Sun Tao, Nankai University; Prof Jane Duckett, University of Glasgow; Dr Neil Munro, University of Glasgow. Location: Room 718, Adam Smith Building, University of Glasgow Organised by the SCCR’s Postgraduate Network 26 October 2017 … Continue reading China centre seminar series, University of Glasgow, Autumn semester

NOT JUST PANDA’S! CHINA NEWS IN THE FORTNIGHT TO 7 OCTOBER

China news to 7 October including CCP increases control over companies in China, Sun Zhengcai expelled from party, pollution targets and modernising the legal system. Politics Communist party asserts control over China Inc (Financial Times, 3 October) China’s Communist party is making clear that it expects to dictate business decisions — not only at state-owned enterprises, … Continue reading NOT JUST PANDA’S! CHINA NEWS IN THE FORTNIGHT TO 7 OCTOBER

Roundtable: China’s Game of Thrones? What to expect from China’s 19th Party Congress, 12 October

The Scottish Centre for China Research Postgraduate Network has organised a roundtable discussion on the Chinese Communist Party Congress, the most important event in Chinese politics. Thursday 12 October 2017, 4.30-6.00pm Room 718, Adam Smith Building, University of Glasgow main campus (D8 on the campus map: http://www.gla.ac.uk/media/media_335384_en.pdf) Speakers: • Professor Jane Duckett, Director, Scottish Centre … Continue reading Roundtable: China’s Game of Thrones? What to expect from China’s 19th Party Congress, 12 October

Sanctions Diplomacy: The American Factor in contemporary China-North Korea Relations

Written by Tom Fowdy. Misleadingly attributed as allies, China’s contemporary relationship with Pyongyang is rooted in its strategic value against the United States. As North Korea’s provocative behaviour stifles China’s regional ambitions by inviting a greater U.S presence into North East Asia, the Xi Jinping premiership has sought to navigate between the problematic pressures of … Continue reading Sanctions Diplomacy: The American Factor in contemporary China-North Korea Relations

NOT JUST PANDAS! NEWS FROM CHINA IN THE WEEK TO 23RD SEPTEMBER

News from China in the week to 23 September, including US-China trade, Scotland's links with China, Chinese innovation, academics and students at Chinese universities encouraged to post propaganda online and a 'Faustian pact' in Australia?   Economy US envoy brands China an ‘unprecedented threat’ to world trade (SCMP, 19 September) China’s economic model represents an … Continue reading NOT JUST PANDAS! NEWS FROM CHINA IN THE WEEK TO 23RD SEPTEMBER

Not just pandas! News from China in the fortnight to 16th September

News from China in the 2 weeks to 16 September, including more analysis on the build up to 19th Congress, Mao's legacy and hip hop takes centre stage. Politics God’s gift (The Economist, 16 September) The Economist says a new propaganda campaign aims to show that China has become a global power. In late August … Continue reading Not just pandas! News from China in the fortnight to 16th September

China Media Panel on 7th September

Panel on ‘China’s traditional and social media: Changing Media, Changing China?’ Room 355, Main Building, University of Glasgow, 7 September 2017, 13.30-15.00 The Scottish Centre for China Research Postgraduate Network has organised this panel discussion on developments in traditional Chinese media and social media during the British Association for Chinese Studies conference at the University … Continue reading China Media Panel on 7th September

Great Modern Chinese novels or The last century in China through Chinese Literature (Part 2)

Written by Paul Gardner. This is the second part of my blog about some of my favourite Chinese novels from the last century, focusing on what the novels reveal about how the writers view political and social developments during this period. Part one covered books that were largely set in China before the Communist revolution … Continue reading Great Modern Chinese novels or The last century in China through Chinese Literature (Part 2)