Susan Shirk — Overreach: How China Derailed Its Peaceful Rise - with Edward Wong — at Conn Ave

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Monday, November 7, 2022 - 7:00pm

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Here is a devastatingly lucid portrait of China today. Shirk's extensive interviews and meticulous analysis reveal the dynamics driving overreach. To counter it, she argues, the worst mistake the rest of the world, and the United States in particular, can make is to overreact. Understanding the domestic roots of China's actions will enable us to avoid the mistakes that could lead to war.

Susan Shirk is a Research Professor and Chair of the 21st Century China Center at the School of Global Policy and Strategy, UC San Diego. Shirk is the author of China: Fragile Superpower and The Political Logic of Economic Reform in China. From 1997-2000, she served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State in the Bureau of East Asia and Pacific Affairs, with responsibility for China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Mongolia.

Shirk will be in conversation with Edward Wong. Wong is a diplomatic correspondent at The New York Times who reports on foreign policy from Washington, D.C. He has worked for the Times for more than 23 years, reporting for 13 of those as an international correspondent and bureau chief from China and Iraq. Edward has been a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University and has taught journalism at Princeton University and U.C. Berkeley. He was also a recent fellow at the Wilson Center and at the Belfer Center of Harvard Kennedy School. Edward is a recipient of the Livingston Prize for his reporting from Iraq, and he is a member of a Baghdad bureau team that was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize.


5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Non Fiction
Overreach: How China Derailed Its Peaceful Rise By Susan L. Shirk Cover Image
ISBN: 9780190068516
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Published: Oxford University Press, USA - October 18th, 2022