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Assessing China's Prospects: An American-Australian Dialogue & Book Launch: The China Story Yearbook 2012: Red Rising, Red Eclipse

The George Washington University's Sigur Center for Asian Studies and The Australian Centre on China in the World at The Australian National University present a seminar on China-Australia relations and a book launch of The China Story Yearbook 2012: Red Rising, Red Eclipse.

September 21, 2012 2:00pm to 5:00pm

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2:00 - 3:20 PM - Session One: Assessing China: Internal Developments
This session will assess the domestic dynamics and challenges facing the new Chinese leadership as it takes power at the 18th Party Congress in October. This will include consideration of social stability, media trends, political governance, and leadership politics.
Speakers:  Professor Geramie Barne (ANU), Bruce Dickson (GWU), and Jeremy Goldkorn
2:00 - 3:40 PM - Coffee Break 
3:40 - 5:00 PM - Session Two: Assessing China: Foreign Policy and International Relations
This session will discuss China's global diplomacy, its regional relationships in Asia and the State of U.S.-China and Australia-China relations
Speakers:  Professor David Shambaugh (GWU), Professor Robert Sutter (GWU), Professor Richard Rigby (ANU)
5:00 - 6:00 PM -  Reception and book launch of The China Story Yearbook 2012: Red Rising, Red Eclipse
The inagural Yearbook is titled Red Rising, Red Eclipse, and covers the period from 2009 to mid 2012. Produced by academics and writers who are members of, or who are affiliated with, the Centre, the Yearbook offers a survey of Chinese politics, law, economics, regional diplomacy, Internet politics, thought, history and culture featuring academic analysis. The Yearbook also has a range of information lists and data compiled by the Centre in coordination with collaborators at Danwei Media under the direction of Jeremy Goldkorn.

Graham Fletcher has been DCM at the Australian Embassy since January 2011. His earlier career focused largely on Australia-China relations, including three postings at the Australian Embassy in Beijing (1986-88, 1997-2000, 2004-08).
Professor Geremie Barmé is founding director of the Australian Centre on China in the World, The Australian National University. He is an historian of China and author of numerous articles and books. He produces the e-journal China Heritage Quarterly and is editor of the recently released The China Story Yearbook 2012: Red Rising, Red Eclipse.
Professor Bruce Dickson is Professor of Political Science and International Affairs at George Washington University. He teaches on China, comparative politics, and democratization. Professor Dickson is currently examining the political consequences of economic reform in China, particularly the relationship between governance and political legitimacy. He is the author of Red Capitalists in China: The Party, Private Entrepreneurs, and Prospects for Political Change (2003) and Allies of the State: China's Private Entrepreneurs and Democratic Change (2010).

Jeremy Goldkorn
is an editor, writer and specialist on the Chinese Internet.  He is the founder and editor of the media project Danwei based in Beijing. Mr Goldkorn and his Danwei colleagues undertake research collaboration with the Australian Centre on China in the World. He was a co-editor of The China Story Yearbook 2012: Red Rising Red Eclipse, and is the author of the chapter "Behind the Great Firewall."
Professor Richard Rigby
has a Ph.D in modern Chinese history from the ANU. He worked as a diplomat (including postings in Japan, the UK and China (three times), and as Ambassador to Israel) and senior intelligence analyst in the Office of National Assessments from 1975-2008.  He moved to the ANU in 2008 to assume the new position of Executive Director of the ANU China Institute, and is now concurrently Adjunct Director of the Centre on China in the World.
Professor David Shambaugh is recognized internationally as an authority on contemporary Chinese affairs and the international politics and security of the Asia-Pacific region. Before joining the faculty at George Washington, he taught at the University of London, School of Oriental and African Studies, where he also served as editor of The China Quarterly. He has been a Nonresident Senior Fellow with the Foreign Policy Studies Program at The Brookings Institution since 1998. His most recent book is Tangled Titans: The United States and China (2012), and China Goes Global: The Partial Power will be published in January 2013.

Robert Sutter has been Professor of Practice of International Affairs at the Elliott School of George Washington University since 2011. His previous full-time positions include national Intelligence Officer for East Asia, Director of the Foreign Affairs and National Defense Division at the Library of Congress, and Visiting Professor of Asian Studies at the School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University (2001-2011). His most recent books are U.S.-Chinese Relations: Perilous Past, Pragmatic Present (2010) and Chinese Foreign Relations: Power and Policy since the Cold War (2012).
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