About Public Lecture on Chinese Culture Series - Oct 18 2013

Western Images of the People’s Republic of China

With Some Focus on Attitudes to China’s Recent Rise

This event is brought to you by the UQ Confucius Institute as part of a free public lecture series and warmly invites guest speaker Professor Colin Mackerras AO, Griffith University to deliver the lecture.



Although covering Western images of the P R China generally, the lecture will focus on the twenty-first century, and especially on China’s rise at that time. There will be some consideration of how the West views China’s economic growth, but also its strategic and military rise, and the increase of its influence in the world. The lecture will introduce some theories, both positive and negative, of China’s rise. In addition, it will offer a small range of Western images of China’s future. Finally, it will attempt to offer some explanation of Western images of contemporary China and, specifically, of China’s rise.


Guest Speaker

Professor Colin Mackerras AO

Emeritus Professor of Chinese Studies, Griffith University
Inaugural Director of Confucius Institute at Griffith University

Professor Mackerras's Bio can be found via the Griffith University website here


Friday 18 October

4pm- 6pm:Lecture   6pm:Reception with drinks and refreshments       


Room 116, Sir Llew Edwards Building (14), The University of Queensland St Lucia campus

This event is brought to you by the UQ Confucius Institute as part of their free public lecture series on Chinese culture.