Studying Chinese Politics with Professor David Shambaugh

Workshop with Professor Shambaugh, George Washington University


How has the field of study of Chinese politics evolved in the West during the seventy years of the People’s Republic of China? In this lecture/discussion Professor Shambaugh will describe six “generations” of academic scholarship in the West (mainly USA), the main emphases of each generation, the principal paradigms that have been in “vogue,” the primary sources each had access to and how they shaped analysis, impediments to research and understanding, the professional factors that have affected the field and China-watching, and the future evolution of the field.


 David Shambaugh is Gaston Sigur Professor of Asian Studies, Political Science, and International Affairs at George Washington University, where he also directs the China Policy Program in the Elliott School of International Affairs. He is an internationally recognized authority on China’s domestic politics, foreign policy, military and security, and the international relations of Asia. He is the former Editor of The China Quarterly, a frequent commentator in the international media, a consultant to the U.S. Government and private foundations, and the author of numerous books, chapters, and articles on different aspects of China and Asian affairs. His most recent books (2016) are China’s Future and The China Reader: Rising Power.

Practical information

Time: 13th of December 2018, 10:30-11:30

Place: NIAS, room 18.1.08, CSS, University of Copenhagen, Øster Farimagsgade 5, 1353 Cph

Registration: Participation is free, and no registration is needed for this event.