Foreign Policy Research Institute A Nation Must Think Before it Acts BookTalk: China in the 21st Century
BookTalk: China in the 21st Century

BookTalk: China in the 21st Century

  • Date / Time:
  • March 26, 2018
  • 8:30 am to 9:30 am
  • Venue:
  • FPRI
  • 1528 Walnut Street, Suite 610
  • Philadelphia. PA. US. 19102

In this BookTalk based on the fully revised and updated third edition of their book, China in the 21st Century: What Everyone Needs to Know, Wasserstrom and Cunningham will provide cogent answers to urgent questions regarding the world’s newest superpower and offer a framework for understanding China’s meteoric rise from developing country to superpower. They will also explain unique aspects of Chinese culture, such as the one-child policy, and provide insight into Chinese-American relations, a subject that has become increasingly fraught during the Trump era.



Jeff WasserstormJeffrey Wasserstrom is Chancellor’s Professor of History and Chair of the History Department at the University of California, Irvine; Editor of the Journal of Asian Studies; one of the two Asia Editors of the Los Angeles Review of Books; a member of Dissent Magazine’s editorial board; and an Associate Fellow at the Asia Society. He has contributed commentaries and reviews to the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and various other newspapers and to magazines such as Time, Newsweek, and the Nation.


Maura Cunningham

Maura Cunningham is an Associate at the University of Michigan’s Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies. She has written on modern Chinese history for the Wall Street Journal and the LA Review of Books.






  • Free and open to the public. 
  • Reservations are required. Click here to register for this event.
  • For more information, contact Rachel Hemler at or at 215-732-3774 ext. 112.