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SC Talk: Diana Fu, Political Science, U of T, Asian Institute, Munk School   “China’s Rise as a Superpower—and its Implications for Canada”

June 2 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Speaker: Diana Fu, Political Science, U of T, Asian Institute, Munk School   “China’s Rise as a Superpower—and its Implications for Canada”

Introducer and Host: David Milne

Abstract: China is an indisputable global power today. How did China transform from a poor, developing country to a nation of “wolf warriors” on the world stage?  How ought we to read the tea leaves of Chinese politics under Xi Jinping?  As Canada navigates one of the thorniest periods in its relationship with China, it is imperative to take a deep dive into China’s domestic politics.  This lecture will take you there.

Bio: Diana Fu is associate professor of political science at The University of Toronto and a fellow at the Brookings Institution, Wilson Center, and the National Committee on US-China Relations.  She is a member of the Royal Society of Canada’s College.  Her research examines popular contention, repression, civil society, and authoritarian citizenship in contemporary China.  She is author of the 2018 book “Mobilizing Without the Masses: Control and Contention in China” (Cambridge).  It won the 2018 Gregory Luebbert Best Book in Comparative Politics from the American Political Science Association, the 2019 Charles Tilly Distinguished Book Award from the American Sociological Association, and the 2019 best book award in international political sociology from the International Studies Association.  She is currently researching unconventional mobilization in comparative context and what it means to be a “good” vs. “bad” citizen in an authoritarian setting.  

The link to register is https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=JsKqeAMvTUuQN7RtVsVSEKo-DHaj3xRAluk2q6EEM7NUNDJWOE00TTdBU1dQMkYxVDFQV0xSR0RNWi4u

The deadline to register is the Wednesday of the talk at 8:00am. The Zoom link will be sent to registrants only on the morning of the event.