Dr. David Kenley will speak on Thursday, February 27 at 7pm
Title: Populist President: China’s President Xi Jinping in the Trump Era
A Summary: President Xi Jinping is the most powerful Chinese leader in at least a generation. Who is Xi and what are his goals for China? How should the world respond to his leadership and vision for the future? How firm is his grip on China’s obscure political system? In this era of global populism, it is imperative we understand the appeal and limits of individual leadership in national and international affairs. Join us as we seek to understand these and other questions regarding contemporary politics in China.
The Presenter: Dr. David Kenley, Professor of Chinese history at Elizabethtown College, has been a keen observer of China for over 30 years. Fluent in Chinese, he lived there in the 1980s and continues to travel there on a regular basis. Kenley is the author of three books and numerous other publications. He and his wife live in Elizabethtown where they raised their three children.
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