China's Future - Professor David Shambaugh
China's future is arguably the most consequential question in global affairs. Having enjoyed unprecedented levels of growth, China is at a critical juncture in the development of its economy, society, polity, national security, and international relations. The direction the nation takes at this turning point will determine whether it stalls or continues to develop and prosper. Will China be successful in implementing a new wave of transformational reforms that could last decades and make it the world's leading superpower? Or will its leaders shy away from the drastic changes required because the regime's power is at risk. If so, will that lead to prolonged stagnation or even regime collapse Might China move down a more liberal or even democratic patch? Or will China instead emerge as a hard, authoritarian and aggressive superstate? In his new book China's Future, David Shambaugh argues that these potential pathways are all possibilities - but they depend on key decisions yet to be made by China's leaders, different pressures from within Chinese society, as well as actions taken by other nations. Professor Shambaugh will assess these scenarios and their implications in his lecture.
Biography - Professor David Shambaugh
Where: Lecture Theatre 5, The Diamond - The University of Sheffield, 32 Leavygreave Rd, Sheffield, S3 7RD
Jointly hosted by the School of East Asian Studies and the Department of Politics
There will also be copies of Professor Shambaugh's new book, China's Future, available to purchase at the event.