april, 2016

12apr9:00 am5:00 pmFeaturedSDN ANNUAL ENCOUNTER | Professor Yu Keping9:00 am - 5:00 pm Event Organized By: Sydney Democracy Network

Event Details

Co-hosted with the China Studies Centre at the University of Sydney

Launched last year, the annual SDN Encounter at the University of Sydney aims to bring together scholars, practitioners and members of the public to examine in detail the work of a leading contemporary thinker, in her or his presence. The one-day SDN Encounter includes a day-long forum (mainly by invitation only), an evening public lecture and follow-up media coverage.

The honoured guest of the 2016 SDN Encounter is Professor Yu Keping. He is the new Director of the Research Centre for Chinese Politics and Dean of the School of Government, Peking University. He was previously Deputy President of the Central Compilation and Translation Bureau. Yu Keping is widely known for his commentaries on Chinese society and politics, and for his influential writings in the fields of political philosophy, law, globalisation, civil society, culture and democratic governance. Among his many books are The Globalisation Paradox (1998); Democracy is a Good Thing (2010); China in the Next 30 Years (2011); Happiness and Dignity (2012); Governance and Rule of Law in China (2012); Globalisation and Changes in China’s Governance (2013); and On China’s Cultural Transformation (2015).

Yu Keping has written columns for such platforms as The New York Times, The Globalist and the Huffington Post. As a leading intellectual and advocate of democratic governance in China, he has earned honorary titles at many universities and was officially selected (in 2008) as one of the ‘30 most influential figures in the past 30 years of reforms in China’. In 2011, he was ranked in the ‘Global Top 100 Thinkers’ by Foreign Policy in the United States. Yu Keping was recently selected by the Chinese News Weekly as the ‘Most Influential Scholar of 2015’.

Yu Keping will be present during the morning and afternoon workshops devoted to a critical assessment of his work on such key subjects as the rule of law and corruption; democracy, governance and civil society; China’s global role; and the future of Chinese culture.

Morning coffee/tea and lunch will be provided.


Click here for materials written in English by Yu Keping.


(Tuesday) 9:00 am - 5:00 pm


Senate Boardroom

Lobby Q, Quadrangle Building, University of Sydney


Sydney Democracy Networksdn@sydney.edu.au