Foundation Lecture: Understanding China in the 21st Century

Moffatt Auditorium and waynecc.edu/foundation | September 26, 2022 5:30 pm

Presented by The Carolina Public Humanities and The Foundation of Wayne Community College

China’s rise to world superpower amidst its maintenance of a one-party, authoritarian political model has left a wide variety of questions for global audiences. This lecture focuses on recent Chinese history, emphasizing how the Chinese Communist party uses historical narratives to explain and expand their political goals. By describing the way many Chinese citizens understand their history, this lecture aims to cultivate mutual understanding and common ground for discussion over the many antagonisms which plague China-U.S. relations, from human rights violations in Xinjiang to China-Hong Kong relations to the expansion of Chinese technology corporations overseas.

Free and open to the public. No registration required.

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