Logic Of LONG: The Continuity And Change Of China’s Foreign Affairs Under Xi Jinping | A Public Lecture

The UP Center for Integrative and Development Studies (CIDS) and the UP Asian Center will be holding a public lecture, “Logic of LONG (Chinese dragon): The Continuity and Change of China’s Foreign Affairs under Xi Jinping,” on Friday, 14 August 2015, 10 a.m. to 12 noon at the Seminar Room, GT-Toyota Asian Cultural Center, Asian Center,University of the Philippines Diliman. The lecture is free and open to the public.

In this lecture, Dr. Kaisheng LI identifies a three-tier structure that has historically determined Chinese foreign policy, one inspired by realism, idealism, Confucianism, and legalism. However, as Dr. Li argues, Chinese foreign policy has undergone a series of changes since Xi Jinping came to power. The shift, triggered by new domestic and international factors, has particularly seen a more anxious China vis-à-vis its security environment; and the transformation is exemplified by Xi’s implementation of tougher security measures, and call for a new type of relations between the global powers, the Sino-ASEAN destiny community, and the One Belt, One Road project, among others.

Dr. Li Kaisheng is Associate Research Fellow, Institute of International Relations, Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences, Shanghai, China. He has been a Visiting Scholar at the Asian Center, University of the Philippines Diliman since April 2015.

Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis, but expressions of intent to come will be highly appreciated and can be sent at [email protected]. For more information, kindly contact Biel Pante at 981.8500 local 4266 and 4267; 63.2.435.9283; or email at [email protected].