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“Logics and Agendas of China's Re-Emergence: Strategic Trust-Building and Global Governance”

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  • Wed 29 May 2013 12.30 - 14.30
  Add to Calendar 2013-05-29 12:30 2013-05-29 14:30 Europe/Paris “Logics and Agendas of China's Re-Emergence: Strategic Trust-Building and Global Governance”

In the social sciences trust is considered in relation to the mitigation of uncertainty in complex systems. The actor that is poised to gain the most from the on-going diffusion of power in today’s multipolar international system is China, a country whose self-professed exceptional national conditions (teshu guoqing), economic potential, and self-awareness as an ancient power deserving a congruent place in the sun have stirred anxiety among major stakeholders of the current global order, as well as within the regional security complex of which China is part. Given that the level of mistrust towards China stands to surge in parallel with the country’s rise, whether China is willing and able to implement an effective trust-building strategy will be key to any agenda for global governance. This contribution reflects on Beijing’s foreign policy as the fifth generation of leaders takes the helm of the Party-State, on the conceptual and applied physiognomy of trust in international relations, and on Chinese discourse and practices with regards to global governance.

Giovanni B. Andornino is Assistant Professor of International Relations of East Asia at the Department of Cultures, Politics and Society of the University of Torino, Co-director of the Centre for Italian Studies at Zhejiang University (P.R.China), and Vice President of the Torino World Affairs Institute. He is the author of Dopo la muraglia. La Cina nella politica internazionale del XXI secolo (“After the wall: China in XXI century international politics”), Milan 2008. His research has been published in Teoria Politica, China & World Economy and The International Spectator, as well as in the 2010 Routledge Handbook of Chinese International Relations, the 2011 Brookings Institution Press Frontiers of Europe, and the 2013 Contemporary China through the Eyes of Italian Experts, China University of Political Science and Law. Andornino is the editor of the OrizzonteCina monthly review and of www.thechinacompanion.eu, one of the world’s most comprehensive research websites on Chinese politics, IR and political economy.

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  Sala Triaria, Villa Schifanoia

In the social sciences trust is considered in relation to the mitigation of uncertainty in complex systems. The actor that is poised to gain the most from the on-going diffusion of power in today’s multipolar international system is China, a country whose self-professed exceptional national conditions (teshu guoqing), economic potential, and self-awareness as an ancient power deserving a congruent place in the sun have stirred anxiety among major stakeholders of the current global order, as well as within the regional security complex of which China is part. Given that the level of mistrust towards China stands to surge in parallel with the country’s rise, whether China is willing and able to implement an effective trust-building strategy will be key to any agenda for global governance. This contribution reflects on Beijing’s foreign policy as the fifth generation of leaders takes the helm of the Party-State, on the conceptual and applied physiognomy of trust in international relations, and on Chinese discourse and practices with regards to global governance.

Giovanni B. Andornino is Assistant Professor of International Relations of East Asia at the Department of Cultures, Politics and Society of the University of Torino, Co-director of the Centre for Italian Studies at Zhejiang University (P.R.China), and Vice President of the Torino World Affairs Institute. He is the author of Dopo la muraglia. La Cina nella politica internazionale del XXI secolo (“After the wall: China in XXI century international politics”), Milan 2008. His research has been published in Teoria Politica, China & World Economy and The International Spectator, as well as in the 2010 Routledge Handbook of Chinese International Relations, the 2011 Brookings Institution Press Frontiers of Europe, and the 2013 Contemporary China through the Eyes of Italian Experts, China University of Political Science and Law. Andornino is the editor of the OrizzonteCina monthly review and of www.thechinacompanion.eu, one of the world’s most comprehensive research websites on Chinese politics, IR and political economy.


Location:
Sala Triaria, Villa Schifanoia

Affiliation:
Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies

Type:
Lecture

Organiser:
Prof. Giorgia Giovannetti (European University Institute & University of Florence)

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