CPC's storytelling in the New Era
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About the Event
📝 Our Topic: In the Xi Jinping Era, China’s international profile has dramatically changed since the proclamation of the People’s Republic of China. The once primarily rural country has grown to become the second largest economy in the world and with this, has acquired a central role in the international arena. This status has required China to proactively depict its acquired greatness and its meaning to the rest of the world by constructing a new narrative.
In this webinar, Prof. Brown will analyse how China has attempted to tell its story to the international community throughout its rapid period of development to today. He will look at the challenges facing China-EU relations in a world that for the most part has little understanding of China’s history and the evolution of its international identity.
📚 Recommended readings:
K. Brown (2017): "The Powers of Xi Jinping",
K. Brown (2020): "The Chinese Storytelling in the Xi Jinping Era",
🎤 Our speaker: Kerry Brown is Professor of Chinese Studies and Director of the Lau China Institute at King’s College, London. He is an Associate of the Asia Pacific Programme at Chatham House, London. From 2012 to 2015 he was Professor of Chinese Politics and Director of the China Studies Centre at the University of Sydney, Australia. Prior to this, he worked at Chatham House from 2006 to 2012, as Senior Fellow and then Head of the Asia Programme. From 1998 to 2005 he worked at the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office, as First Secretary at the British Embassy in Beijing, and then as Head of the Indonesia, Philippine and East Timor Section. He previously graduated from Cambridge University and has a Ph D in Chinese politics and language from Leeds University. He is the author of almost 20 books on modern Chinese politics. He has recently been awarded the China Cultural Exchange Person of the Year.
🎙 Our moderator: Alessia Paolillo is a co-founder and the Head of European Guanxi's Strategic Communication Team of European Guanxi. She graduated with honours both from her bachelor and master’s degrees in Oriental Languages at the University of Rome La Sapienza. She then obtained a second Master's degree in International Public Affairs at the University "Luiss Guido Carli". She is currently working at the think tank CeSI - Center for International Studies.
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