China’s Choice – from Divine Empire to Global Superpower

ASIA FORUM with Professor Torbjörn Lodén

China’s Choice – from Divine Empire to Global Superpower

Tuesday, April 24, 2012, 10:00 – 11:30

China is today facing an important crossroads. With a growing population and increasing middle class, the modern era will be shaped by its complex history. How will the country grow and change? Should China keep the one-party system or introduce political democracy? And what does the future hold for China’s foreign relations? These questions are discussed in Torbjörn Lodén’s book “Kinas vägval – från himmelskt imperium till global stormakt” [China’s Choice- from Divine Empire to Global Superpower] which he will present at ISDP. Torbjörn Lodén will lead the audience through the history of China from Mao’s revolution to the tremendous changes of the last thirty years.

Professor Torbjörn Lodén is one of Sweden’s foremost experts on China and the Director of the Confucius Institute in Stockholm. He is a professor in Sinology at Stockholm University and currently a visiting professor at the City University of Hong Kong. Previously he has also served as the cultural attaché at the Swedish Embassy in Beijing.

Location: ISDP, Västra Finnbodavägen 2, Stockholm-Nacka. For a map and directions, please go here.

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