In 2018, the People’s Republic of China (PRC) was more powerful than at any other time in its modern history and one of the most powerful countries in the world. The China Story Yearbook: Power surveys the various ways in which the Party-state wields its hard, soft, and sharp power, both in China and abroad. Citizens of the PRC have long had to negotiate the state’s power and influence in their life. Increasingly, diaspora communities and non-Chinese citizens, companies and governments around the world are learning to do the same. Some submit, some push back.
Jane Golley and Linda Jaivin, two of the book’s co-editors, will be joined by two of the book’s contributing authors, Ben Hillman and Mark Harrison, to discuss ‘Girl Power’, soft culture, the rapid expansion of state-owned enterprises, the analysis of Taiwan’s politics in 2018 and more.
Jane Golley, Director, Australian Centre on China in the World, ANU, and Co-editor, China Story Yearbook: Power
Mark Harrison, Senior Lecturer (Chinese Studies), University of Tasmania
Ben Hillman, Director, Policy and Governance Program, Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU
Linda Jaivin, Cultural Commentator and Co-editor, China Story Yearbook: Power
The China Story Yearbook: Power is available for purchase at a discounted price of $20 (RRP$45) at the book launch. All proceeds will go towards funding the next Yearbook.