China’s selective identities

with Professor Dominik Mierzejewski and Dr. Bartosz Kowalski (University of Lodz)

Tuesday, 2 October, 2018

Start time:
• 17:30 Doors open
• 18:00 Event begins

Polish Embassy in Beijing, 1 Ritan Rd, JianWai DaJie 建国门外日坛路1号

In her external relations, China has been skillfully adopting different identities to adjust to different types of audiences (i.e. neighboring states, developing world and developed countries). Bringing three identities (state, ideology and culture) together, has allowed Chinese policymakers to build the country’s position in the arena of international affairs. These are the findings of a forthcoming book by Dominik Mierzejewski and Bartosz Kowalski, two China scholars from Poland’s most renowned center of research on contemporary East Asia, at the University of Lodz.

SPEAKER BIOGRAPHIES

Dominik Mierzejewski is Chair at the Center for Asian Affairs and Professor at the Department of East Asian Studies, both at the University of Lodz. He studied at the Shanghai International Studies University (1999-2000, 2003-2004). He also spent time at the Heritage Foundation (2003), and is a recipient of the Jan Karski Scholarship by the American Center of Polish Culture (2003). He was also a visiting professor at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (2010-2011).

Bartosz Kowalski is Assistant Professor at the Department of East Asian Studies of the University of Lodz and Research Fellow of the Centre for Asian Affairs. His main areas of research are Sino-CEE relations and China’s state-building policies in the North-Western borderlands.

China’s Selective Identities
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