China expert to speak at ASU

What happens in China politically, economically and socially is of great importance to the entire world. But what will happen? And what will it mean?

Arizona State University’s Beta of Arizona Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa chapter will host a free lecture by one of the nation’s leading experts on China at 6:30 p.m., Jan. 26, in the Memorial Union’s Alumni Lounge (202), Tempe campus.

David Shambaugh, founding director of the China Policy Program at George Washington University, will give a lecture titled “China’s Global Identities: The Conflicted Rising Power.”

Shambaugh has written or edited 25 books and more than 200 articles and book chapters.  His most recent publications are “Charting China’s Future”; “China’s Communist Party: Atrophy and Adaptation”; “International Relations of Asia”; and “China-Europe Relations.” He is currently working on his next book, “China Goes Global.”

“Charting China’s Future” provides an informed analysis on the complexities of today’s China, and where these complexities may lead, from some of the world’s leading Asia experts.

Reviewers have said the book “proffers a forward-looking analysis that will appeal to anyone with a professional, academic or personal interest in the big issues facing today's China and its interaction with the world. Readers will find much to contemplate about China’s future in this volume, and will gain a clearer sense of the key variables and possible trajectories...”

Shambaugh is a professor of political science and international affairs at George Washington, as well as a nonresident senior fellow in the Foreign Policy Studies Program at the Brookings Institution. Before joining the faculty at GWU, he taught at the University of London School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), where he also served as editor of The China Quarterly.

He has been a fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, an honorary research professor at the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences, and a senior Fulbright research scholar at the China Academy of Social Sciences’ Institute of World Economics and Politics.

Shambaugh is a board member of the National Committee on United States-China Relations, and a member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies, the Council on Foreign Relations, and the United States-Asia Pacific Council.

For more information about the lecture, contact Kate Lehman, (480) 965-6506 or