An old communist joke has it that Marxists can tell the future but find the past more difficult to predict. One-party states constantly rewrite their own history, if only because it legitimises the present. Frank Dikötter will discuss one of
YCW's Berlin chapter launched in the spring of 2015. Located in one of Europe's most influential capitals where politics, business and media intersect, YCW Berlin is poised to tap into a growing German and international community seeking to discuss and understand more about leading issues impacting China today. Events will be held in English and German.
[Photo: Nico Trinkhaus - Brandenburg Gate West, Berlin - CC-BY-NC. Visit www.sumfinity.com for more work by Nico Trinkhaus.]
In recent years Moscow has been reaching out to Asian powers, especially China, trying to replace the West as a as a major market for Russian exports and source of capital and investment. Western sanctions, following the annexation of Crimea
The panelists will discuss how civil society engagement with China can be constructive and productive in the future. European and Chinese policy-makers have acknowledged on many occasions the importance of extending their relations beyond diplomatic and business interactions and promote
In recent years, attitudes towards family structures have changed quite dramatically in China. Despite government censorship, the LGBTQ community is becoming increasingly visible and outspoken. For several years as a film maker, Popo Fan has been interviewing people regarding their
Stein Ringen presents his book ‘The Perfect Dictatorship: China in the 21st Century’. The Chinese political economy is like no other system known to man, now or in history. This book explains how the system works and where it may