The story of Chinese prosperity

Panel Discussion and Book Launch


Jane Golley, Linda Jaivin, and Merriden Varrall


Lowy Institute for International Policy, 31 Bligh Street, Sydney, NSW


Monday, 16 April, 2018 - 12:45 to 13:45

“Prosperity” has been a significant theme in several of President Xi Jinping’s major speeches over the past year, both at home and abroad. But what does he mean by prosperity? And what challenges does this nebulous concept create? Domestically, Xi’s promise to transform China into a “moderately prosperous society” by 2020 has been well-received. But does it have global resonance? 
Join the Australian National University’s Dr Jane Golley and Linda Jaivin in a discussion with Dr Merriden Varrall, Director of the Lowy Institute’s East Asia Program, about the myriad ways in which prosperity is evident in China today and what this means for the rest of the world.
Dr Jane Golley is an economist focused on a range of Chinese transition and development issues and co-editor of The China Story Yearbook 2017: Prosperity. She is Acting Director of the Australian Centre on China in the World, Australian National University.
Linda Jaivin is the author of eleven books – including the China memoir The Monkey and the Dragon (2000) – an essayist, translator, co-editor with Geremie R. Barmé of the translated anthology New Ghosts Old Dreams: Chinese Rebel Voices, co-editor of The China Story Yearbook 2017: Prosperity, and editorial consultant at the Australian Centre on China in the World, Australian National University.

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