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Annual Conference of the Joint Center for Advanced Studies "Worldmaking from a Global Perspective: A Dialogue with China"

News vom 23.05.2022

“Global Conflicts, Global Collaboration: China in a Changing World Order”

This conference is organized by the Joint Center of Advanced Studies "Worldmaking from Global Perspective: A Dialogue with China." Funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) since November 2020, the Joint Center is characterized by its highly integrated network system. It brings together scholarly teams from Freie Universität Berlin, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg, Ludwigs-Maximilians-Universität München and Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg. The Joint Center’s annual conference takes place in Göttingen from June 2nd to June 4th, 2022. Two panels and a keynote that deal with China’s place in shifting global orders are available to a wider public, via zoom. 

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Program – Public Panels


June 3, 2022
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 (Humboldt Fellow, 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)


Read the full conference program: https://www.worldmaking-china.org/en/veranstaltungen/annual-conference-2022.html

Joint Center of Advanced Studies "Worldmaking from Global Perspective: A Dialogue with China": https://www.worldmaking-china.org/

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