Global China's Knowledge Infrastructure: The Rise of Chinese International Development Thinking
|Dates:||31 May 2023|
|Times:||12:00 - 13:00|
|What is it:||Webinar|
|Organiser:||Global Development Institute|
|Who is it for:||University staff, External researchers, Adults, Alumni, Current University students, General public, Post 16|
This talk discusses the rise of Chinese international development thinking. In the past 5-10 years, a growing number of Chinese scholars and experts have sought to theorise the ‘development’ of other peoples and places in the Global South. These intellectual efforts include building world-historical frameworks for describing processes of development, and often, an implicit set of directives for how to effect positive change in foreign societies. The talk focuses on this emerging phenomenon to deepen understandings of China's 'rise' not only as an economic and geopolitical force, but as a critical intellectual project. It examines the construction of categories of difference and similarity around such themes as time, space, nature and culture to assess the production of meta-narratives of world development and China’s place in it.
Han Cheng, Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore
The talk is being supported by SEED EDI as part of the Decolonising SEED series.
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Organisation: National University of Singapore
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