Date(s) - 05/14/18
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Chicago Council on Global Affairs
Elizabeth Economy, CV Starr Senior Fellow and Director for Asia Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
Mao, Deng, and now Xi. At the Communist Party Congress last October, Xi Jinping’s name was written into the Chinese Constitution, signaling his—and his ideology’s—centrality to the country’s national identity. As he embarks upon his second term, the country is expected to favor Xi’s approach to greater state and Party control over wide areas of domestic policy. At the same time, Xi’s China has been seizing opportunities to reshape global leadership as the United States turns more inward-looking. How can the country reconcile its curtailing of domestic liberalization with the vision of openness and cooperation it projects internationally? How will Xi shape the Chinese state in the coming years, and what changes to the Party’s structure might be around the corner?
Elizabeth Economy’s new book The Third Revolution: Xi Jinping and the New Chinese State will be available for sale and signing from the Book Cellar following the program.
CV Starr Senior Fellow and Director for Asia Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
Elizabeth Economy is the CV Starr senior fellow and director for Asia studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. She is an acclaimed author and expert on Chinese domestic and foreign policy, writing on topics ranging from China’s environmental challenges to its resource quest. Her new book The Third Revolution: Xi Jinping and the New Chinese State analyzes the contradictory nature of reform under President Xi Jinping. She is also the author of By All Means Necessary: How China’s Resource Quest is Changing the World with Michael Levi, and The River Runs Black: The Environmental Challenge to China’s Future. Economy received her BA from Swarthmore College, her AM from Stanford University, and her PhD from the University of Michigan. In 2008, she received an honorary doctor of laws degree from Vermont Law School.