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Continuities in Chinese Foreign Policy Thinking since the late Qing

Nov 16, 2011 · 4:30 p.m.– 6:00 p.m. · Bowl 1, Robertson Hall


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Dr Kaufman will give a talk entitled, "Continuities in Chinese Foreign Policy Thinking since the late Qing."

Alison Kaufman is on leave from the Center for Naval Analyses (CNA) in Alexandria, Virginia, where she is a research analyst in the China Studies Division. At CNA she has worked on issues related to China’s and Taiwan’s military culture, Chinese foreign and security policy, and cross-Strait relations. Her personal research focuses on the historical origins of and current trends in Chinese strategic and foreign policy debates. During the fellowship year she will work on a project entitled “The Sources and Evolution of Chinese Foreign Policy Thinking, 1895-2010,” examining the development of key vocabularies and premises of Chinese elite debates about the nature of the international order and China's place in the world.

Alison received her B.A. in East Asian Studies from Harvard University, and Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley. She is the author of “The ‘Century of Humiliation,’ Then and Now: Chinese Perceptions of the International Order” in Pacific Focus (April 2010).