“China’s Strategy of Building a Sea Power Nation” and “Chinese National Cultural Security in the International Communication Era”

ASIA FORUM with Senior Colonel Wu Xiaoyan & Captain Lin Han

Academy of Military Science

Tuesday, 26 November, 2013, 15.00-16.30

China’s Strategy of Building a Sea Power Nation

In November 2012, China put forth a new strategy aimed at “building a Sea Power Nation”. This presentation will give a definition of the concept of “a sea power nation” and its implications.

This seminar will discuss and attempt to clarify the features and determinant factors of the Sea Power Nation Strategy and outline which factors have given impetus for the strategy. Furthermore, the seminar will discuss what measures China will take in implementing the strategy, including safeguarding its national interests and promoting regional peace and stability.

Senior Colonel Wu Xiaoyan is a researcher at Department of Military History and Encyclopedia, Academy of Military Science (AMS), PLA.
Senior Colonel Wu holds a BA degree in English and American Literature in PLA Foreign Languages University. She was conferred with an MA degree in Military History by AMS in 2005. From 1990 to 2003, she worked at the Department of Military Encyclopedia of AMS, editing entries for China Military Encyclopedia (China Military Science Press, 1997). From 2003 to 2012, she worked at the Department of War Theory and Military Strategy Research of AMS, responsible for editing and organizing work for The Military Terminology of PLA (The Military Science Press, 2011). She is a co-translator of the book Vision 2100: Strategy for 21st Century (Military Science Press, Chinese edition, 2009).


Chinese National Cultural Security in the International Communication Era

Culture is a cornerstone in the process of the formation and development of a country. Culture not only embodies the conventional wisdom and civilization of a country, but is also an important condition for achieving sustainable development in the future. Once the national culture encounters menace, aggression and cultural identity crisis, national cultural security will be in danger. In the Internet communication era, China is facing both challenges and opportunities on this issue.

This seminar will briefly define and outline the specific characteristics of Chinese national cultural security and attempt to define why and how national cultural security is important. Furthermore, this seminar will discuss what contemporary threats to China’s national cultural security exist today and investigate what China is doing to counter such threats. In addition, Captain Lin Han will give her opinion of what more could be done to counter threats to China’s national cultural security.

Captain Lin Han is an assistant researcher in the Center for Military Political Work, Academy of Military Science PLA.
Captain Lin studied at Hunan University of Science and Technology from 2005 to 2009 and received her Bachelor’s Degree in English. From 2009 to 2012, she was a Postgraduate at the PLA National University of Defense Technology and received her Master’s Degree in Philosophy of Science and Technology in February 2012. Her master’s thesis is titled “A Study of ‘Two Bombs and One Satellite’ Project Impact on New China’s Science Tradition”.

She came to the Academy of Military Science in February 2012 and has since then been focusing on study of military political work. Currently, Captain Lin is conducting research on Chinese cultural security. She is also translating an English non-fiction book titled “Operation Hollywood: How the Pentagon shapes and censors the movies into Chinese”.

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