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The China Challenge: Shaping the Choices of a Rising Power

Audience: 
Open to the Public
Speaker(s): 
Thomas J. Christensen, the William P. Boswell Professor of World Politics of Peace and War; Director, China and the World Program, Woodrow Wilson School; author, “The China Challenge: Shaping the Choices of a Rising Power”
Sponsor: 

This event is cosponsored with the Woodrow Wilson School, the School's China and the World Program and the East Asian Studies Program at Princeton.

Thomas J. Christensen, the William P. Boswell Professor of World Politics of Peace and War and director of the China and the World Program at the Woodrow Wilson School, will present a talk on his new book, “The China Challenge: Shaping the Choices of a Rising Power,” Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015 at 4:30 p.m. in Robertson Hall, on the Princeton University campus. A book sale and signing will follow the discussion.

Christensen is a leading authority on China and East Asia foreign affairs and international security. From 2006-08 he served as deputy assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific affairs at the U.S. Department of State with responsibility for relations with China, Taiwan and Mongolia.

In his new book, Christensen argues against the notion that China is a rival superpower to the U.S. and its rise a threat to U.S. leadership in Asia and beyond. Instead, he describes a new paradigm in which the real challenge lies in dissuading China from regional aggression while encouraging the country to contribute to the global order. Drawing on decades of scholarship and experience as a senior diplomat, Christensen offers a new assessment of U.S.-China relations.

This event is co-sponsored with the School’s China and the World Program and the East Asian Studies Program at Princeton.

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