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Annual Conference of the Joint Center "Global Conflicts, Global Collaboration: China in a Changing World Order" - Public Panels

Jun 03, 2022 | 01:15 PM - 07:15 PM

On June 3rd, (1.15 pm to 7.15 pm) two international panels and a keynote speech will discuss the implications of the current global crises on China’s place in the world. Among other themes, we will discuss the implications of the War in Ukraine on the PRC’s multiple global roles and their concomitant international policies. This event (for detailed program, see below) will be broadcast online and is available to a wider public. The panels are part of a conference that is organized by the Joint Center of Advanced Studies "Worldmaking from Global Perspective: A Dialogue with China."

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June 3, Friday

13:15 – 15:15

















Panel IV. Carrier or Challenger? China and East Asia in

Contemporary Debates on World Order

Chair: Dominic Sachsenmaier (University of Göttingen)

  • Sebastian Conrad (Free University of Berlin)

Transformations of Territoriality in East Asia in the Nineteenth Century

  • Tansen Sen (NYU Shanghai)

The Recurring Idea (and Failure) of the Asian Century (Online)

  • Selcuk Esenbel (Bogazici University)

The End to Global Multi-Polarity?: The Japanese Perspective on the Making of a New World Order of Transcontinental Alliances and Free Trade Zones

  • Fan Xin (State University of New York at Fredonia)

The World as Historical Analogy: The Thucydides Trap Debate in Recent China

15:45 – 16:30

Keynote Address by William C. Kirby (Harvard University)

China and the World in the ‘New Era’: Reflections after February 24, 2022


16:30 – 19:15


Panel V. The Global Impact of the Ukraine War: Situating

China in a New Context

Chair: Hans van Ess (LMU Munich)

  • Sören Urbansky (German Historical Institute Washington/Berkeley)

Friends with Benefits: Some Thoughts about the Past and Present of Sino-Russian Relations

  • Maryia Danilovich (University of Göttingen)

China’s BRI and Eastern Europe in Reload

  • Liu Kang (Duke University)

Chinese Exceptionalism Revisited, within the Context of the Pandemic and Russian Invasion of Ukraine

  • Tobias ten Brink (Jacobs University)

Weaponized Interdependence? China’s Rise and Competition over Technological Leadership

Comments by Selcuk Esenbel (Bogazici University)