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Book Launch: The China Reader: Rising Power & China's Future with Professor David Shambaugh

Elliot School of International Affairs Sigur Center for Asian Studies hosts a book launch of David Shambaugh's two most recent books on China's recent past and potential future.

April 20, 2016 5:00pm to 6:30pm

At this public event, Professor David Shambaugh will discuss his two recently-published books--which describe China's past 20 years, present, and possible future evolution. To know where China may be headed, it is necessary to understand its evolution over the past two decades, current strengths and weaknesses, and future challenges. The sixth edition of The China Reader offers a comprehensive catalogue of China's recent past--as told by a combination of Chinese and foreign observers and through a variety of primary documents--while China's Future offers Professor Shambaugh's own assessments of China's economy, society, polity, foreign relations, and a series of possible trajectories for the nation's future. Books will be available for purchase and author's signing.

David Shambaugh is Professor of Political Science & International Affairs and Director of the China Policy Program at George Washington University. The former Editor of The China Quarterly, Professor Shambaugh is the recipient of numerous scholarly awards and grants, is an active public intellectual and contributor to the international media, and prolific author. He has published over thirty books, most recently China Goes Global: The Partial Power (selected by The Economist, Foreign Affairs, and Bloomberg News as one of the "Best Books of the Year" in 2013). In January 2015 he was ranked No. 2 among the top twenty American Sinologists by the China Foreign Affairs University's Institute of International Relations and Security Studies Center.

A reception will be held immediately after the event on the 7th floor balcony.

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