The Columbia-Harvard China and the World Program, the Weatherhead East Asian Institute
and the Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies present:
Overreach: How China Derailed Its Peaceful Rise
A Book Talk by Susan Shirk
For three decades after Mao’s death in 1976, China’s leaders adopted a restrained approach to foreign policy. To facilitate the country’s inexorable economic ascendance, and to prevent a backlash, they reassured the outside world of China’s peaceful intentions. In the present day, Xi has accumulated greater power than any leader since Mao. Shirk’s extensive interviews and meticulous analysis reveal the dynamics driving overreach.
Presentation by Susan Shirk, Research Professor and Chair, 21st Century China Center, School of Global Policy and Strategy, UC San Diego
Thomas J. Christensen, James T. Shotwell Professor of International Relations, SIPA; Director, China and the World Program, Columbia University.
Susan A. Thornton; retired senior U.S. diplomat, U.S. State Department in Eurasia and East Asia; Senior Fellow and Visiting Lecturer in Law, Yale Law School Paul Tsai China Center; Director, Forum on Asia-Pacific Security, National Committee on American Foreign Policy
John K. Culver; nonresident senior fellow, Atlantic Council’s Global China Hub; former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) senior intelligence officer, East Asian affairs