Professor Fei-Ling Wang on The China Record: An Assessment of the People’s Republic
Co-organized by The Carter Center, China Research Center, East Asia Collective, and the Department of Russian and East Asian Languages and Cultures at Emory University.
Atlanta (March 27, 2023) – The Carter Center China Focus is pleased to announce the second book talk in its Chinese Politics & Society book talk series. This event is organized in cooperation with the China Research Center, East Asia Collective, and Department of Russian and East Asian Languages and Cultures at Emory University. The Spring 2023 series will feature book talks by three Atlanta-area scholars of Chinese politics, society, and foreign affairs. The first talk in this series featured Bin Xu, associate professor of sociology at Emory University, on his recent book The Culture of Democracy: A Sociological Approach to Civil Society (Polity, 2022).
The forthcoming talk will feature Fei-Ling Wang, professor at Sam Nunn School of International Affairs at the Georgia Institute of Technology, as he discusses his new book The China Record: An Assessment of the People’s Republic (SUNY Press 2023). The book provides readers with an ambitious, detailed, and wide-ranging examination of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) under the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) both as an alternative mode of political system and a distinctive model of socioeconomic development. Fei-Ling Wang assesses the record of the economy under the CCP, people’s lives and rights, and China’s spiritual and physical ecology. He focuses on issues of political representation, criminal justice, fiscal and monetary policies, state-led growth, living standards, academia and education, inequality and poverty, disaster relief and pandemic prevention, culture and ethics, and the protection of antiquities and the environment. Using both quantitative and qualitative data, The China Record seeks to provide a solid and balanced, yet unflinching, view about the nature, strengths, weaknesses, and implications of the PRC as an emerging superpower and a potential world leader. It is an effort to introduce a holistic evaluation of the CCP-PRC’s overall efficacy, efficiency, power, sustainability, and desirability—or the lack thereof.
The talk will be held in hybrid format on Friday, April 7 at 4:00 PM ET. To attend in person, please register below and visit White Hall 103, 301 Dowman Dr, Atlanta, GA 30322. To attend the event online, please register on Zoom here.
Pizza and refreshments will be served.