EVENT | Will China Dominate The 21st Century? – 18 Sept

China’s rise has been the most important global event since the end of the Cold War and has led to forecasts that it is destined to rule the world. Following the publication of his latest book, Jonathan Fenby will argue that while the People’s Republic will be a major international player, it will be constrained from dominance by a series of domestic and foreign factors. These stem from the country’s political system, its development process, its domestic challenges—and the reality that no one power can dominate today’s multi-polar world. China will not collapse, as some commentators hold, but neither will it dominate the 21st century for the reasons Fenby will set out.

The event will be chaired by Chin Jin from the China Democracy Forum.

  • Speaker: Jonathan Fenby
  • Time: 11:30 – 1:00pm
  • Date: Thursday 18 September
  • Venue: S226 MECO Seminar Room, Level 2, John Woolley Building (entry via Manning Road) University of Sydney
  • Cost: Free event with pre-registration required by email to sdn@sydney.edu.au

Jonathan FenbyJonathan Fenby has written 14 books, seven of them on China.  His most recent book Will China Dominate the 21st Century? has just been published. His previous book, Tiger Head Snake Tails: China Today was chosen as a book of the year by the Guardian, Financial Times and a Bloomberg survey of leading economists and business people.  His Penguin History of Modern China was similarly chosen as book of the year by leading critics.

Jonathan is founding partner and Managing Director, China Research, at the emerging markets research service Trusted Sources (wwww.trustedsources.co.uk). He speaks regularly on China and international affairs at conferences, corporate meetings, universities and think tanks as well as contributing to publications, broadcasting stations and websites in the United Kingdom, Europe, the United States and the Asia Pacific.