EVENT | Carnival China – 12 Sept

  • Speaker: Kerry Brown
  • Date:  Friday 12 September
  • Time: 5 to 6:30pm
  • Venue: Lecture Theatre 104, New Law Annex Building, the University of Sydney
  • Cost: Free event with registration required – email to sdn@sydney.edu.au to register

During the past decade, China experienced profound economic and social changes. Under the leadership of Hu Jintao and Wen Jiabao, the country became richer, more powerful, more globally prominent, and more vexed. Despite many significant advances, China is now a carnival of complexities and contradictions, social confusions and political contentions. What can we make of the past decade, and how is the society and polity of China in 2014 best understood, especially as it grapples with fresh challenges and searches for a new global identity?

Professor Kerry Brown will outline the main findings of his just-published book Carnival China, followed by a discussion with Professor John Keane (Sydney Democracy Network) and audience questions.