"China and the Re-Centering of East Asia" Lecture Series with Professor Emeritus Brantly Womack

September 16, 2021
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The University of Virginia is sponsoring a special series of four lectures by Professor Emeritus Brantly Womack that will present a comprehensive analysis of China’s once and future centrality in East Asia. The lectures will cover: 1. The basic elements of China’s centrality and their evolution in the pre-modern era; 2. The decentering of Asia in the era of Western modernization, putting China on the periphery of the modern globalized world; 3. The reemergence of China as a central modern force in East Asia; 4. The global implications of a China-centered East Asia, including effects on the U.S.-China relationship.


The first talk will be held Thursday, September 16, in Nau Hall 101, with reception beginning at 8:00 p.m., and the talk proper beginning at 8:30 p.m. Noted historian of China Wang Gungwu, of the National University of Singapore, will be joining as a guest discussant. 


The event will be streaming concurrently on Zoom and Youtube Live. To register for the event on Zoom, please visit http://tinyurl.com/Recentering1