Sept. 9, 2014
Boston Public Library - Commonwealth Salon
700 Boylston Street Boston, MA 02116
Min Ye, Ph.D. Director, East Asian Studies Program Assistant Professor of International Relations, Boston University;
Nan Li, Ph.D. Associate Professor & Strategic Researcher China Maritime Studies Institute, U.S. Naval War College
China has gone to great lengths to emphasize the peaceful nature of its meteoric rise. Yet few dispute that China is the dominant regional power in Asia - and in recent years Beijing began to flex its muscles regionally in order to advance its strategic interests. What does the rapid rise of this new superpower mean for other countries in the region, and are there potential points of conflict with the U.S. as it "pivots" to Asia?