Image of Image of part of book cover of The China Wave: Rise of a Civilizational State

Understanding modern China: where does it come from and where is it going?

The first of the Michaelmas term 2019 China Centre 'China in the World' seminars was held on Tuesday 15 October 2019 in the Webb Library. Professor Zhang Weiwei delivered a lecture on understanding modern China.

Professor Zhang is professor at Fudan University. He is the author of a number of books on China’s political economy. His best-known book is ‘The China Wave: Rise of a Civilisational State’, which has been widely discussed both inside and outside China.

Professor Zhang's lecture on the topic ‘Understanding China’ stimulated a lively Q&A session, with a wide range of views expressed by members of the audience.