University of Toronto Department of Political Science
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Date: Friday, April 27
Jia Qingguo, Speaker
Joseph Wong, Chair
China’s foreign policy behavior has been rather confusing in recent years. On the one hand, China continues to vow to adhere to peaceful development, to support international cooperation in addressing various global challenges, and to insist on dialogue and negotiation to deal with international conflicts. On the other hand, its actions on such issues as the South China Sea, Korea, and Syria appear to suggest that it is becoming more assertive and less cooperative in its foreign policy. This talk seeks to explain this contradiction from the perspective of China’s changing identities and interests.
Jia Qingguo is Professor and Associate Dean of the School of International Studies of Peking University. He received his Ph.D. from Cornell University in 1988. He has taught in University of Vermont, Cornell University, University of California at San Diego, University of Sydney in Australia as well as Peking University. He was a research fellow at the Brookings Institution between 1985 and 1986, a visiting professor at the University of Vienna in 1997 and a CNAPS fellow at the Brookings Institution between 2001 and 2002. He is a member of Standing Committee and the Foreign Affairs Committee of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference and a member of the Standing Committee of the Central Committee of the China Democratic League. He is also the Vice President of the Chinese American Studies Association and board member of the China National Taiwan Studies Association. He is serving on the editorial board of several established domestic and international academic journals. He has published extensively on U.S.-China relations, relations between the Chinese mainland and Taiwan, Chinese foreign policy and Chinese politics.
MAIN SPONSOR: Asian Institute
CO-SPONSORED BY: Munk School of Global Affairs