Zhao offers a quick history of China's foreign policy since 1949 and then offers a provocative assessment of it today.
Andy Charlton - USA Pavilion Student Ambassador
Getting on a Jet Plane July 21, 2010
So I get on a plane back to China in 6 hours. I have said goodbye to everyone, packed everything, and eaten all the cheese-related food I can (pizza, bagels, quesadillas), and took one last long glimpse at Facebook. Still, I feel unprepared for tomorrow. It's been over two months since I've had any consistent source of Mandarin practice, much less any motivation to study characters and in a few days I will be expected to work in those languages. I initially was interested in Chinese because after years of studying romance languages, they all blended and became one big easy, but Chinese was supposed to be a challenge. I soon get to find out whether or not I am actually up to such a challenge when push comes to shove in the queue line at the expo and it's up to me to line up the unlineuppable.
And while I'm very curious about the Expo and the goings on there, I'm perhaps even more interested in how Shanghai will compare with my hometown, the biggest, most diverse, and let's face it best city in the universe: New york. A friend of mine from high school whose parents live in Shanghai told me it's more modern than New York, has more people, and is busier. These things all defy my reality because I have never been anywhere (in my not so modest travels) that comes close in any of these categories. Good thing is I have a New York friend also working at the expo, so we can be elitists in denial together. Over the course of writing this entry it has become july 21st, the day I leave, I will catch you all on the flip side!
U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai: Openness, inclusion and fairness essential at home and as principles in dealing with China
Resilience, inclusion and communication central in her remarks
The Dragon Roars Back – Mao, Deng and Xi Jinping and China’s evolving relations with the world - Zhao Suisheng 赵穗生, University of Denver
Join us for a book talk with Suisheng Zhao on how Mao Zedong, Deng Xiaoping, and Xi Jinping each conceived and executed radically different approaches to China's relations with others.