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The Belt Road and Beyond: Domestic Motivations of China’s Strategy and its Roles in the World
October 5, 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Min Ye, Associate Professor of International Relations, Pardee School of Global Studies, Boston University
The talk introduces the origin and implementation of China’s national strategies such as the Belt and Road Initiative. It explains that domestic politics has been a significant motivation for China’s overseas economic activities, revealing how China has risen from a middle power in 1998 to a superpower in the world in recent years. The talk concludes with a discussion of the BRI’s continuity and change after the COVID-19.
Min Ye is an Associate Professor of International Relations at the Pardee School of Global Studies, Boston University. Her research situates in the nexus between domestic and global politics and the intersection of economics and security, with a focus on China, India, and the regional relations. Her publications include The Belt, Road and Beyond: State-Mobilized Globalization in China 1998 — 2018 (Cambridge University Press, 2020), Diasporas and Foreign Direct Investment in China and India (Cambridge University Press, 2014), and The Making of Northeast Asia (with Kent Calder, Stanford University Press, 2010). Min Ye has received grants and fellowship in the U.S and Asia, including a Smith Richardson Foundation grant (2016-2018), East Asia Peace, Prosperity, and Governance Fellowship (2013), Princeton-Harvard China and the World Program post-doctoral fellowship (2009-2010), and Millennium Education Scholarship in Japan (2006). In 2014-2016, Min Ye was a Public Intellectual Program fellow. In 2020, Ye is the Rosenberg Scholar of East Asian Studies at Suffolk University.
The event will be streamed live on WEAI’s YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/WeatherheadEastAsianInstitute/live
This event is co-sponsored by the Weatherhead East Asian Institute and the Columbia-Harvard China and the World Program.