ESP Extra General Meeting(10/27)

The Extraordinary General Meeting of the EMERGING STATE PROJECT (ESP)


Date: Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Time: Meeting from 17:30 to 19:00, Gathering after 19:00 ~

Venue: GRIPS 4th Floor Research Meeting Room  4A

Presenter: R. Bin Wong, UCLA Asia Institute and Department of History

Distinguished Professor of History

Director, UCLA Asia Institute

Language: English

Title: China’s One Belt One Road Initiative in Global Historical Perspective

Abstract: China’s rise as an economic power bears some resemblances to previous examples of economic development and brings East Asia into a larger geo-political context with an Asian power at the center of the dynamics for the first time.  At the same time, China’s current multi-dimensional economic outreach through its One Belt One Road initiative creates an unprecedented set of political and economic possibilities and problems.  A country the spatial size of the EU with a far larger population is becoming, along with the US, a third political and economic power.  The relations among the three will affect not only our global economic future, but also set out the context within which addressing global geopolitical challenges will end up being engaged.