Zhao offers a quick history of China's foreign policy since 1949 and then offers a provocative assessment of it today.
China's Anceint History Expansionism and Korea's Response
The Institute of East Asian Studies at UC Berkeley presents a talk with Chang-hee Nam on China's most recent historical sovereignty claims on parts of Korea.
Chang-hee Nam, Professor of Political Science, Inha University
Center for Korean Studies (CKS)
This talk will cover Beijing's newly raised claim that the ancient Korean kingdoms, Koguryo and Palhae, belonged to China. This history expansionism by China aims at generating an excuse for the country to occupy the northern part of North Korea in the event of an internal crisis in Pyongyang. Another reason is to amplify nationalistic pride by annexing dazzling jade civilizations outside the Great Wall border area in an effort to divert mounting public frustration over economic disparity and corruption in the country.
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.