China’s Rise in Historical Perspective

Colloquium | October 8 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Klaus Mühlhahn, Professor of Chinese History and Culture, Free University of Berlin

 You-tien Hsing, Professor, Department of Geography, UC Berkeley

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

Many commentators claim that China's ongoing global rise reflects a restoration of its earlier international prominence, while others highlight that China's emergence reflects distinctive characteristics of the country's current political leadership. In his new book, Making China Modern, Klaus Mühlhahn of the Free University of Berlin provides a panoramic survey of China's rise and resilience through war and rebellion, disease and famine. At this event Professor Mühlhahn will focus on the lessons from history that provide insight into China's evolving international position and how the United States and others should respond.