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November 21, 2017

What would Chinese Hegemony in Asia look like?

Henry Jackson Society

TIME: 17:00 – 18:00, Tuesday 21st November 2017

VENUE:  The Henry Jackson Society, Millbank Tower,

21-24 Millbank, London, SW1P 4QP


Professor Jennifer Lind
Associate Professor at the Department of Government – Dartmouth College
Faculty Associate at the Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies- Harvard University

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Across the world, countries are pondering how to react to China’s rise. Japan has so far reacted with great restraint to the emergence of an unfriendly great power next door. In other countries (e.g., Australia, the Philippines, South Korea, and Thailand), influential leaders highlight the dangers of alignment with the United States and favor accommodation of their economically and militarily powerful neighbour. They argue that because China benefits from the current liberal order, Beijing would have no incentive to change it as it grows more powerful. As countries contemplate what costs are worth paying as they react to China’s rise, it’s important to ask, what would it be like to live in “China’s Asia?” To shed light on this, Jennifer Lind analyzes previous cases of regional hegemony (e.g., Japan’s East Asian Co-Prosperity Sphere; the United States in Latin America; the Soviet “near abroad”); analyzes the likely character of Chinese regional hegemony; and draws implications for Britain and other liberal countries around the world.

The Henry Jackson Society is delighted to invite you to an event with Author and Academic, Professor Jennifer Lind for a discussion on the international reaction to China’s rise.

Jennifer Lind

Jennifer Lind is Associate Professor in the Department of Government at Dartmouth College and a Faculty Associate at the Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies, Harvard University. For Fall 2017 she is a Research Fellow in the Department of Politics at the School for Oriental and African Studies, University of London (SOAS). Lind holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a Master’s in International Affairs from the University of California, San Diego, and a B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley.