As China escalates its foreign policy, allying with Russia, threatening Taiwan, and continuing to battle for global supremacy. How should Western countries respond to China’s growing aggression? What caused China to shift from fragility to becoming a strong authoritarian superpower? Susan Shirk's new book, Overreach: How China Derailed Its Peaceful Rise? takes readers on a journey through China’s political system to provide insight into what contributed to China’s current political ideology.
The World Affairs Councils of America is pleased to bring you this October’s Cover to Cover webinar featuring expert on China, Susan Shirk, to discuss her new book, Overreach: How China Derailed Its Peaceful Rise? Thursday, Oct. 20 at 2 PM ET.
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Susan L. Shirk has spent her life dedicated to covering issues related to China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. She is currently a research professor, chair of the 21st Century China Center, and co-chair of the UC San Diego Forum on U.S.-China Relations. Shirk worked for 3 years as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State in the Bureau of East Asia and Pacific Affairs. Her publications have contributed significantly to strengthening the understanding of U.S.-China relations and Chinese politics, most receiving the Roger Revelle Medal in 2015.