The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) hosts two events next Wednesday 21 February focusing on China.
Martin Jacques, a columnist for the Guardian and visiting fellow at LSE’s Asia Research Centre, will ask Must China be like the West?, on Wednesday 21 February at 2-3pm in U8, Tower One, LSE.
The temptation in the west is always to think that China will somehow one day be like the west: indeed, that China cannot succeed unless it becomes like the west. The assumption is that there is only one kind of modernity, that of the west. Wrong. China will never become like the west: its history and culture are profoundly different. The challenge of China is not simply or even mainly economic, but the rise of a new kind of modernity with different assumptions and expectations.
This event, held by the China Development Society at LSE, is free and open to all with no ticket required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis. For more information please click on the link below.