11月21日讲座:The Regionalism in Asia: China’s Belt and Road, America’s Hub and Spoke

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Lecture on American Studies
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Topic: The Regionalism in Asia: China’s Belt and Road, America’s Hub and Spoke

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Speaker: James DeShaw Rae, professor of political science, California State University, Sacramento; Fulbright Scholar at BFSU
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Venue: Lecture Hall, 3rd Floor, BFSU Library(图书馆三层报告厅)
Time: 3:00–5:00 pm, Nov. 21, 2017 (Tuesday)
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About the Speaker
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——James DeShaw Rae is professor of politics at California State University, Sacramento. Originally from Iowa, Prof. Rae got his BA in Political Science at the University of Iowa. He formerly worked as a researcher at the United States Institute of Peace (USIP), a non-partisan think tank funded by the U.S. Congress. While there, he did a master’s degree in International Affairs at American University. And he received his PhD in Political Science at the University of Hawai’i. Prof. Rae’s research has focused on peace, justice, human rights, international law etc., and recently on national identity in East Asia. He is the author of Analyzing the Drone Debates: Targeted Killing, Remote Warfare, and Military Technology (2014) and Peacebuilding and Transitional Justice in East Timor (2009). From 2011 to 2012, Prof. James Rae was a Fulbright Scholar at China Foreign Affairs University, and currently is a Fulbright Scholar at Beijing Foreign Studies University.
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About the Lecture

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——Two competing visions of regionalism in East and Southeast Asia are unfolding out of its original ASEAN foundations, one centered geographically on East Asia and the other on the Pacific Ocean, each with global ramifications. The East Asian approach is more impacted by China’s preferences for a privileged position in a new Asian order that would minimize U.S. hegemony. These connections are enhanced by a state-led developmental model of capitalism and burgeoning cultural linkages that support a nascent Asian identity. The Pacific pathway is more directed by American emphasis on multilateral bodies that ensure the inclusion of the United States and are also conditioned by U.S. regional strategic interests and partnerships as well as its ideological support for liberal policy prescriptions. The rival goals of the United States and China are more starkly in contrast when perceived through the prism of America’s traditional hub-and-spoke strategic posture updated with theatre missile defense capabilities and China’s recent Belt and Road Initiative that has positioned itself as a stakeholder in a new form of global governance. This model offers a rare opportunity for a non-Western nation-state to challenge the liberal principles of the international order and provide a new pathway for emerging economies and major powers to both participate in and dissent from the existing system.
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All interesting parties are welcome!
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