VII Short bios and abstracts

GCD VI 6 December 2019

(in order of appearance)

Opening session

Chair: Martin Albrow

Professor Martin Albrow FAcSS. In a career in sociology spanning over 50 years, Martin Albrow, PhD (University of Cambridge), held the Chair in Sociological Theory in the University of Wales in Cardiff before becoming Professor Emeritus in 1989. Since then, he has held visiting positions in numerous institutions, including the Eric Voegelin chair in Munich, and chairs in the London School of Economics, State University of New York, Stonybrook, and the Beijing Foreign Studies University. He has been Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington DC, and the Käte Hamburger Center for Advanced Studies ‘Law as Culture’, Bonn University. He is now based in London where he is Honorary Vice-President of the British Sociological Association, and Honorary President of Global China Institute.  In the past he has been President of the British Sociological Association, Editor of the journal Sociology and founding Editor of International Sociology, the journal of the International Sociological Association. His first visit to China was in 1987 on an observational tour with the State Family Planning Commission and in recent years he has contributed to the annual Symposium on China Studies with the Academy of Social Sciences and the Ministry of Culture of the PRC. His specialties include social theory, organization theory and Max Weber’s thought, and he is internationally known for his pioneering work on globalization. His The Global Age: State and Society beyond Modernity (1996) won the European Amalfi Prize in 1997. Other books include Bureaucracy (1970), Max Weber’s Construction of Social Theory (1990), Globalization, Knowledge and Society (1990, ed. with E. King), the first book with the keyword ‘globalization’ in title (book reviewed by Roland Robertson, Contemporary Sociology, Vol. 21, No. 1, Jan. 1992), Do Organizations Have Feelings? (1997), Sociology: The Basics (1999), Global Civil Society (co-editor) in 2006/7, 2007/8 and 2011, Global Age Essays on Social and Cultural Change (2014), and China’s Role in a Shared Human Future: Towards Theory for Global Leadership (2018).


  • Chair of Organizing Committee of the Global China Dialogue series (GCDs)
  • Chair Opening session
  • Chair Closing session

Greetings: MA Hui, Anthony Giddens and Yu Hongjun

Mr MA Hui, Minister of the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in the United Kingdom. He previously served as Director-General of the Bureau for North American, Oceanian, UK & Nordic Affairs of the International Department of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (IDCPC), as well as Division Chief for North American Affairs and Deputy Director-General of the IDCPC. Prior to that, he was First Secretary (political) at the Chinese Embassy in the United Kingdom, Deputy Governor of Binxian County, Shaanxi Province, China, and Desk Officer and Deputy Division Chief for South Asian Affairs, 1st Asian Affairs Bureau, IDCPC. He obtained a Bachelor degree from Beijing International Studies University (1987-1991) and an MSc in Public Policy from University College London (1996-2003).

Professor Lord Anthony Giddens, renowned contemporary sociologist, Emeritus Professor at the Department of Sociology, and former Director of LSE. He is also a Life Fellow of King’s College, University of Cambridge. Giddens’s impact upon politics has been profound. His advice has been sought by political leaders from Asia, Latin America and Australia, as well as from the US and Europe. He has published extensively, including Turbulent and Mighty Continent: What Future for Europe? (2014), In Defence of Sociology (2013), The Politics of Climate Change (2011), Europe in the Global Age (2007), The New Egalitarianism (2005), The Third Way and its Critics (2000), Runaway World: How Globalization Is Reshaping Our Lives (1999), and Politics, Sociology and Social Theory: Encounters with Classical and Contemporary Social Thought (1995). His books have been translated into some 40 languages .


  • Greeting in the Opening session
  • Presenting certificates to two Honorary Presidents in the Opening session

Dr Yu Hongjun is an expert on international issues. Former Vice Minister of the Ministry of the International Department of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (IDCPC), and Director of the Center for Contemporary World Studies; former Ambassador of China to Uzbekistan, and member of the 12th National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference. He is currently the Vice Chairman of the Chinese People's Association for Peace and Disarmament (CPAPD). He has obtained a MA from Northeast Normal University and a PhD from Renmin University of China, and was a Senior Visiting Fellow at Rostov University in Don River, Russia. He is currently an adjunct professor at the PLA National Defence University, the National School of Administration, Renmin University of China, Beijing Normal University, Jilin University, University of International Business and Economics, and Jinan University. He is also Senior Specialist or Senior Consultant at the Academy of Contemporary World and China Studies, Beijing Belt & Road Cooperative Community (BRCC), and the Chahar Institute. He is the author of Working with the World: How China Deals with the Outside World (2019). 

Keynote speakers: Mary Kaldor and XIE Lizhong

Professor Mary Kaldor CBE, Director of the Conflict and Civil Society Research Unit, Department of International Development, LSE. She also directs the unit’s largest research project, the Conflict Research Programme (CRP), an international DFID-funded partnership investigating public authority, through a theoretical lens of the political marketplace and the concept of civicness, across a range of countries in Africa and the Middle East. Professor Kaldor is highly regarded for her innovative work on democratization, conflict, and globalization. She was a founding member of European Nuclear Disarmament (END), a founder and Co-Chair of the Helsinki Citizen's Assembly and a member of the International Independent Commission to investigate the Kosovo Crisis, established by the Swedish Prime Minister. Professor Kaldor pioneered the concept of new wars and global civil society and her work on the practical implementation of human security has directly influenced European and national politics. Her books include Global Security Cultures (2018), The Baroque Arsenal, New and Old Wars: Organised Violence in a Global Era (2012), Global Civil Society: An Answer to War (2003), Human Security: Reflections on Globalization and Intervention (2007) and Global Civil Society: An Answer to War (2003). She is also the editor and co-author of the annual Global Civil Society Yearbook. Her most recent book International Law and New Wars, co-authored with Professor Christine Chinkin, was published in May 2017. At the request of Javier Solana, she was Convener for the Study Group on European Security Capabilities, which produced the influential Barcelona report, 'A Human Security Doctrine for Europe'. Professor Kaldor has been awarded Honorary Professorships at the University of Sussex and Corvinus University, Budapest, and holds the 2015 Ludvig Quidde Award for academic achievement in the field of peace.

Topic: The Case for Human Security

Abstract: The speech will outline the changing nature of political violence and how it is both global and local, public and private, and involves both conflict and collusion among armed actors. It will make the case for a human security approach, understood through extension of a rights based global rule of law.

Professor XIE Lizhong is Director of the Centre for Social Theory Studies, Peking University; former Vice-President of China Sociological Association, former President of the division of Theoretical Sociology of China Sociological Association; Vice President of East Asia Sociological Association; Chief Editor of Journal of Social Theory. He is also the Chinese President of Global China Institute. His research interests focus on social theory, the study of social development and modernization and social policy. His major publications include Pluralistic Discourse Analysis: A New Approach of Social Research (2019), The Discursive Construction of Social Reality: Analyzing the New Deal for Example (2012), Social Development: Theory, Evaluation, Policy (2012), Towards a Pluralistic Discourse Analysis: The Implications of Postmodernism Theory for Sociology (2009), Social Theory: Reflection and Reconstruction (2006), An Introduction to the Changes of the Contemporary Society in China (2000), The Duality of Social Development (1988), and other publications including nearly 100 journal articles.

Topic: Community of Shared Future for Mankind: The Road towards World Peace

Abstract: Since the beginning of mankind, mankind has been constantly confronted with various conflicts arising from ideas or interests. War has always been one of the most important means for people to resolve these conflicts. What has the same long history as war is the yearning for peace. In our era of globalization, many local wars in certain areas have global consequences. The establishment of world peace, although already clearly articulated by Kant, should be the goal of action that all peoples must pursue urgently in our time. But how can we achieve this goal? This speech will discuss the following issues: 1. the limitations of existing solutions; 2. the community of shared future for mankind: the ideal way to resolve disputes; 3. integration and diversification: the dialectic of internal relations within a heterogeneous community.


  • Keynote Speaker at the Opening session
  • Receiving certificate at the Opening session
  • Member of Organizing Committee of the Global China Dialogue series (GCDs)

Panel I Mediation and peace-making in civil conflicts

Chair and discussant: Hakan Seckinelgin

Dr Hakan Seckinelgin, Associate Professor, Department of Social Policy, LSE; Editor in Chief of Journal of Civil Society. As a political theorist, Dr Seckinelgin has developed a multidisciplinary research programme by combining theoretical work with empirical studies. He is not willing to restrict the search for answers to limited disciplinary perspectives, because people do not live lives that are compartmentalized according to disciplinary concerns. His work focuses on both the epistemology and the politics of international social policy by engaging with people’s lives in different contexts. He is particularly interested in understanding how we think about policy processes by first thinking about the problems as they are experienced in the everyday lives of those who are supposed to benefit from the policies targeting them. He is interested in analysing the ways in which different contexts (different ideological, social, political and cultural levels) create the conditions for policy development and how these lead to a variety of implications for people and their experiences of equalities, inequalities and their participation in their communities. More thematically, he works: on HIV and AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa considering the development, implementation and implications of international AIDS policies; on the nature of knowledge and evidence used by global policy actors; on the contextual determinants of policy-relevant knowledge; on sexualities and LGBT activism in different contexts; and theories and politics of civil society. His work provides an epistemological shift in thinking about policy processes and their outcomes from the perspective of people’s experiences. This approach aims to valorise experience-based knowledge as part of our assessments of needs, policies and policy implementations.

Speakers: Iavor Rangelov, LI Junfu, Xiaobai Shen and Olaf Corry

Dr Iavor Rangelov is Assistant Professorial Research Fellow at the Civil Society and Human Security Research Unit in the Department of  International Development, London School of Economics and Political Science. He is Chairman of the Executive Board of the Humanitarian Law Center in Belgrade and Co-Chair of the London Transitional Justice Network. Iavor’s main research interests are in the areas of human rights and security, transitional justice, and civil society. His current research examines the shifting resource base of civil society in the context of closing civic space globally, with a focus on new forms of activism, philanthropy and technology. He is also involved in the Syria research stream of the Conflict Research Programme at LSE, focusing on war crimes documentation and transitional justice. He is the author of Nationalism and the Rule of Law: Lessons from the Balkans and Beyond (CUP 2014) and co-editor of The Handbook of Global Security Policy (Wiley 2014, with M. Kaldor).

Topic: Peacemaking and Justice-seeking: Competing or Complementary Goals?

Abstract: This contribution will discuss the ways in which efforts to promote accountability and justice interact with mediation and peacemaking initiatives in contemporary conflicts, drawing attention to current debates among scholars and policymakers and considering the extent to which peace and justice could be seen as competing or complementary goals. .

Professor LI Junfu is Deputy Head of the Department of Sociology, College of Social Sciences, Beijing University of Technology. Executive councillor of the Chinese Association of Work and Labor Studies of Chinese Sociological Association, member of Committee on Social Geography of Chinese Sociological Association and member of Committee on City Governance of Chinese Society for Urban Studies. External member of China Research Group of Nottingham University Business School, visiting fellow based at China Centre, Oxford University. His research interests include housing policy of urban China; social class and urban spaces; social inclusion and exclusion of rural-urban migrants in China; and new dynamics for the integration of rural migrant workers in urban China. He has been awarded the first class prizes for excellent scientific achievements by the Ministry of Education of China, and the first class prize for scientific achievements by Beijing Philosophy and Social Sciences. His main work includes 'A Study on Intergenerational Differences of Migrant Workers’ Preference of Location in House Purchasing or Building’, Journal of East China Normal University Social Sciences (2018); Housing Changes and Housing Policy in Beijing (2017); Population, Social Class and Spatial Structure (2017); Social Space Differentiation and Segregation in Beijing: Based on Social Stratum (2016).

Topic: Society Building: Peacemaking with Chinese Characteristics

Abstract:  Society building is a social action in which the social subject actively seeks to solve social problems and promotes social development according to the law of social development. In the past 40 years, China has taken society building as an important task for Chinese modernization and actively solving China's social problems, maintaining social stability and peace, and creating a stable foundation for China's all-round economic and social development. China's experience could be valuable for solving the unrests and conflicts in Africa, the Middle East, Central Asia and South America.

Dr Xiaobai Shen PhD (UoE), MPhil (CASS), BSc (SRI), Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in International and Chinese Business, University of Edinburgh Business School. Her primary research interests are in the area of science and technology and innovation studies, with a particular emphasis on developing countries. Currently, she is Co-investigator for a research project on ‘Isomorphism and Contextuality: national policies for science, competitiveness and innovation (Isomorphic differences)’ funded by DFF/FSE/FP2; Principal Investigator for a research project on ‘Convergence or differentiation in IP protection strategies and business models?’ funded by the AHRC Centre for Digital Copyright and IP Research in China and CREATe, the RCUK Centre for Copyright & New Business Models in the Creative Economy. Previously, she has acted as an investigator for several large research projects in biotechnology and ICT, including GM technology in China: the ESRC INNOGEN programme, and a CIPR (collective intellectual property rights) project under PRIME, funded by an EU Commission and EU-China ICT Standards partnership. She is associate editor of the Journal of Science and Technology Policy Management. She is the author of The Chinese Road to High Technology: the Case of Digital Telecommunications Switching Technology in the Economic Transition (Palgrave Macmillan 1999).

Title: “Data Traces” in the Digital Age – the case of Alibaba’s Sesame Credit

Abstract: This talk focuses on the controversy over ‘data traces’ and different pathways for societal transformation in the digital era. Every day, we leave digital traces one way or another. Big (digital) data-driven innovations have been taking place across a wide range of internet-connected things. Unlike in the West, where digital traces are regarded as social credit (social surveillance) = dystopian future (in Black Mirror), in contrast, in China, big digital data and cloud computing technologies have led to a wide range of innovations, which help the people who used to be excluded from the national financial service participate in formal economic activities and become the critical mass drawing the attention of the government and industrial players across the society. To illustrate, I use the case of Alibaba Ant Financial cross-platform online services using ‘live data’ in the cloud, providing effective financial support to millions of small and micro enterprises (SMicroEs). I regard the competing attitudes towards technology advancement as one of the key global challenges, the ‘immanent differences’ (Deleuze and Guattari 1987) resulting from globalisation – imitation on a global scale. The challenges derived from diverse desires, imaginaries and expectations for technology and the perceptions of each other’s practices rooted in history and culture are often overlooked.

Dr Olaf Corry is Associate Professor of International Relations at the Department of Politics, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. Currently Visiting Scholar at The Centre for the Study of Existential Risk, University of Copenhagen. His research interests include the international politics of climate change, global governance and environmental movements. He has published on climate politics and geoengineering, the politics of risk and international theory, including Constructing a Global Polity: Theory, Discourse and Governance (2013), Constructing a Global Polity (2006).

Topic: Civic Protests and the Risks of Declaring Something a ‘Security’ Issue

Abstract: When is something a security problem? The question might seem obvious – after all security is a basic necessity, often said to be the first responsibility of a government to its people. But at the same time, there is often much debate about what is and what isn’t a ‘security’ problem. This talk will discuss matters, such as is it a security problem for the UK that there are protesters willing to defy the law and be arrested? Is the far right a security threat. Is climate change a security problem? One answer given to this – particularly one often given in Copenhagen – is that ‘security’ could be seen not as a condition ‘out there’ as such – but as a special political category that issues can be put into – or taken out of. Traditionally the state has been the arbiter of what is a ‘security’ threat - and states claimed a monopoly on dealing with them. But many things - like a foreign state but also a terrorist, a social protest, pandemics, climate change etc. – can be put into a special category called ‘security’ – or taken out again: we can securitize or de-securitize them.

Panel II Belt and Road and tension reduction between countries and cultures

Chair and discussant: Patricia Walker Allmond

Mrs Patricia Walker Allmond, Non-Executive President of International Association of Cultural & Creative Industries (IACCI), Established senior adviser across five continents and over 40 countries to government, industry and academia. Former Professor and Founder of Annual Masters Edutour Cultural Creative Industries (CCI) business programme to Peking university with cutting edge Chinese companies; set up the first CCI symposium for London; "East meets West" at the House of Lords; Anglo Sino Entrepreneurship Global Challenge. She has over 30 year experience with China. Her current focus with China is BRI, Silk Rd., CCIs and Healthy Cities, Economic Cultural interventions. She is co-editor of Understanding China, China Cultural and Creative Industries Reports (2013) and Pop Ups, Cultural and Creative Industries (2013).

Speakers: Nathan W. Hill, Guo Dan, Harish Kohli and Martin Mills

Dr Nathan W. Hill, Senior Lecturer, Former Head of the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, SOAS, University of London. He was educated at the Catlin Gabel School and Harvard University. He has also studied for shorter periods in France, Nepal, Tibet and Japan. He came to SOAS in 2008 after teaching at Harvard University and Universität Tübingen. At SOAS he teaches courses in historical linguistics as well as Tibetan language and history. He convenes Tibetan Studies at SOAS. Nathan is able to supervise PhD projects on Tibetan literature and history in the Department of China & Inner Asia, as well as PhD projects on historical, descriptive and corpus linguistics, in particular with reference to Tibetan or other Tibeto-Burman/Sino-Tibetan languages, in the Department of Linguistics. He is author of The Historical Phonology of Tibetan, Burmese, and Chinese (2019), A Lexicon of Tibetan Verb Stems as Reported by the Grammatical Tradition (2010), Old Tibetan Inscriptions (2009), and has published more than 50 journal articles and nearly 100 different kinds of publications.

Topic: Language Diversity, Ethnic Identity, and Nation Building: Approach in the Himalayas

Abstract: The Himalayan region contains hundreds of distinct languages. Although state policy usually assumes that each ethnic group has one language, in China, Nepal and India there is very little overlap between state-recognized ethnic categories and communities of speakers. For example, the Tibetans in China speak Gyalrong, Manegacha, Gochang, etc., in addition to the dialects of Tibetan itself, and the Rai people of Nepal speak circa 20 distinct languages. What are the policy implications of this mismatch between administrative and lived realities? How do approaches to linguistic diversity differ in these three countries? What is the outlook in terms of inter-ethnic harmony and the well-being of speaker communities of current policies? These questions will be explored in this paper.

Professor Guo Dan, Former Director of Institute of Political Science, Sichuan Academy of Social Sciences. Deputy General Secretary, Chinese Association of Political Science, China. As a leader of academic and technological studies in Sichuan Province he is also Deputy Director of the Sichuan Research Center on Taiwan Issues, Sichuan Research Center on Clean Government and Sichuan Research Center on Deliberate Democracy. He has been participating in important field investigations and writing policy proposals for the government as adviser to the Policy Research Center in Sichuan Province. In 2005, Prof. Guo was invited by the US Department of State to visit America. He has also visited Britain, Russia, Poland, Greece, Japan, Mexico and other countries as a visiting scholar. His research mainly focuses on contemporary Chinese political development and local governance. He has also been engaging in long-term research on Taiwan issues and cross-strait relations and visited Taiwan many times for academic exchange. His publications include Sichuanese in Taiwan (2015), The History of Overseas Migrants from Sichuan (2014), Save the Day: How to Deal with Emergency (2003), New Development of Socialist Democratic Politics (2001), The Threshold of the Century: Challenges China Confronts in the 21st Century (2000), The Saints in a Secular World: System of Buddhist Divinities (1992) and dozens of journal articles.

Topic: Visions and Challenges: The Belt and Road Initiative’s Influence on Countries along the Southwestern Boundaries and Taiwan

Abstract: One of the significance aspects of the Belt and Road Initiative (B&R) is to create an innovative pattern of international cooperation within a new regional development idea. China places much emphasis on this initiative, for it is an important attempt to participate in the construction of an international order, a significant measure to prompt global governance and necessary efforts for advocating an Asian-Pacific community of common interest, responsibility and destiny. This report aims to analyse the new diplomatic situation which B&R’s implementation opens up through trans-regional allocation of resources, as well as its influence on buffering boundaries’ strategic pressure to construct a new regional order. The report is mainly focused on the following aspects: first, Southeast Asian and South Asian countries’ attitude towards B&R and their relevant reactions; second, the status quo of relations between China and these related countries and the prospect of multilateral cooperation within the framework of this initiative; third, the particular situation in Taiwan about the practice of the Belt and Road. It is concluded that the institutionalization of this initiative in cross-regional cooperation will benefit the stable relations between China and neighbouring countries. Efforts should be made to prevent the practice of this initiative from being fragmented due to unstable factors such as crime, regional conflict, social protest, coup, etc. Last but not least, the Belt and Road should bring about positive effects on cross-strait relations and facilitate economic development, both on the mainland and in Taiwan. . 

Mr Harish Kohli is the founder of the Asian Geographic Trust and founder and CEO of He is a retired, decorated officer of the Indian Army. For his contribution to exploration and adventure, he has received the Vishist Seva Medal and the National Adventure Award. His record-breaking expeditions include an 8,000 km adventure on foot, and later a 2,000 km cross-country ski-trek across the length of the Himalaya. As the author of Across the Frozen Himalaya, Harish provides first-hand experience of the dynamic changes in the Himalayas with regards to the environment, economy and culture.

Topic: Saving the Hindu Kush – Himalayas

Abstract: The Asia Pacific is arguably the most important region in the world in the 21st century. The rise of China and India and the continuing push for the strategically vital economic corridors through the Hindu Kush-Himalaya mean that it will remain of crucial significance to policymakers, scholars and the world at large. This talk will offer original thoughts on what is at stake and what we can do to save the Hindu Kush–Himalaya: the water towers of Asia and the repository of wildlife, culture and horticulture. And, can we save the region from further degradation, while bringing economic growth and sustainable peace?

Professor XU Baofeng, School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Beijing Language and Culture University, Outstanding Young Scientist Project of Beijing. Editor-in-chief of Asian Culture. Project Director of “Chinese Culture and Translation Studies Support Network” (CCTSS), “Mutual Translation Project of Philosophical and Cultural Classic Works from China and Latin America”, “The Best Books on China Written by Foreigners of the Silk Road Book Project”, “Chinese Culture Encyclopaedia” of Contemporary Chinese Works Translation Project, and “Translation and Dissemination Platform of Modern and Contemporary Chinese Literary Works” of Beijing Language and Culture University. Xu has long engaged in teaching and research in sinology, Chinese culture and poetics, and Confucian ethics and philosophy. Xu has offered courses to overseas students, undergraduate students and graduate students, including “Introduction to Literature”, “Chinese Culture”, “General Theory of Chinese Classics”, “Life Wisdom in Chinese Classics”, “Chinese Literature Studies in Sinology of North America”, “Chinese Culture and Poetics”, and others. In addition, Xu’s publications include 2 academic books, 2 volumes of ancient books, 4 textbooks, 1 publishing research report and more than 30 papers in academic journals.

Topic: Can Confucian Ethics Help in the Elimination of Global Unilateralism, Extremism and Terrorism Based on a Comparison Between Countries and Regions with and without Influence from Confucius Ethics?

Abstract: Confucian ethics is about emotions and relations. This can be seen in its mind-nature structure, where emotional and moral realms govern people’s behavior, and the social governance mode is characterized by balance and the Doctrine of the Mean. All these have significant influences on the “circle of Confucian culture” that covers China’s neighboring countries and regions. Moreover, it can be an antidote to the unilateralism, extremism and terrorism facing the contemporary world. To strengthen the bonds of culturally diverse countries along the Belt and Road Initiative, we can try to adopt the science-based rules of Confucian ethics to minimize the impact and influence of global unilateralism, extremism and terrorism.

Dr. Martin A. Mills is Senior Lecturer in Anthropology at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, and Director of the Scottish Centre for Himalayan Research. Author of Identity, Ritual and State in Tibetan Buddhism: The Foundations of Authority in Gelukpa Monasticism (Routledge 2003) and more than 30 journal articles, his principal research focus is the anthropological study of Tibetan communities, in particular its religious and governmental institutions. Over the last 20 years, he has carried out fieldwork in Tibet, Ladakh, China, northern India and Scotland. He is a member of the International Association for Tibetan Studies and the International Association of Ladakh Studies, a member of the Association of Social Anthropologists of the UK and Commonwealth and a Fellow of the Royal Anthropological Institute. Dr Mills is Secretary of the Cross-Party Group on Tibet within the Scottish Parliament and Chairman of the China Studies Group at Aberdeen. Prior to coming to Aberdeen, he taught anthropology at the School of African and Asian Studies at the University of Sussex, and at the Universities of St. Andrews and Edinburgh.

Topic: One Belt, One Road, One (warming) World: Climate Change Knowledge and the Future of Long-distance Infrastructure Developments

Abstract: In this presentation Dr Mills makes the compelling case for the growing need for Chinese leadership across key sectors of our global environmental governance regime, with specific reference to climate, oceans and wildlife conservation and the interaction of these key issues with environmental security, economic and social well-being and national, regional and global political stability. He highlights the potential to use Chinese economic and political strength, alongside its cultural reach and influence, its soft power, to drive change in the systems and structures of global environmental governance to support environmental sustainability and, through this, social and economic justice.

Panel III China's role in multilateral peacekeeping

Chair and discussant: Professor Peter Schröder, Department of History and UCL European & International Social & Political Studies, University College London (see Panel IV)

Speakers: Hanns Maull, Hassan Abdullah Al-Dajah, Sophie Wushuang Yi, Alessio Patalano

Professor Hanns Maull, Senior Distinguished Fellow, German Institute for International and Security Affairs, Germany. He held the Chair of Foreign Policy and International Relations at the University of Trier in Germany until March 2013; since then, he has been teaching as Adjunct Professor of International Relations at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies Bologna Center. Educated in Munich and London, his career included positions at the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) in London, professorial positions at the Universities of Munich, Eichstätt and Trier and a three-year spell as the European Secretary (now European Director) of the Trilateral Commission. From 2004 to 2012, he served as member of the Board and Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Council of the SWP. He has published extensively on the foreign policies of Germany, the EU and Japan, on regional security cooperation and regional order in Europe and Asia Pacific. His primary interest at present concerns the crises and mutations of international order and China’s changing position in it.

Topic: China to the Rescue? Its Role in International Peacekeeping and Peace-making

Abstract: Over the last decade, the PRC has substantially expanded its participation in the UN Peacekeeping Operations, including missions conducted in accordance with Chapter VII of the UN Charter. In principle, this is a welcome development. Since such missions are increasingly related to fragile, failing or even failed statehood, the role of China in such missions raises two complicating issues. First, China’s traditional emphasis on non-interference in the domestic affairs of other states may be inappropriate in situations of fragile statehood. Second, the alleged policy of non-interference does not necessarily correspond to the realities of China’s activities in target countries: like other powers, the PRC pursues strategies of building influence and may thus contribute to dysfunctional aspects of statehood.

Dr Hassan Abdullah Al-Dajah is Associate Professor, Department of Media and Strategic Studies, Faculty of Arts; former Head of Media and Strategic Studies Department, former Vice-Dean of Scientific Research, Editor-in-Chief of Al-Hussein Bin Talal University Journal for Research and Studies, at Al-Hussein Bin Talal University, Jordan. He was Visiting Professor as a researcher at the University Friedrich Schiller of Jena Germany. He was Visiting Professor to Nayef Arab University for Security Sciences. He is the pioneer of the contemporary theory of intellectual security and has published 15 books mainly in Arabic, including The Impact of Security Media on Youth (2015), Political Theory from Ancient Times to the Modern Era (2009), China's Role in the Decline of Unipolarity in International Politics (2010), The Implications of Globalization on National Sovereignty (2009), Jordanian Post-Global Society (2009), The Impact of Globalization on Arab Culture (2004), International Variables and Cultural Scenarios (2004), The Future of Arab Culture in a Changing World (2002) and dozens journal articles.

Topic: China's Role in Maintaining World Peacekeeping and Stability

Abstract: China's foreign policy and diplomacy are based on principles that promote peace, development and cooperation, and China has always adhered to the principle of independent foreign policy. China also opposes hegemony and seeks to maintain world peace. China is actively promoting a just and fair new international political and economic order. China is keen to establish and develop friendly and cooperative relations with all countries on the basis of the five principles of mutual respect for sovereignty and territorial integrity, non-aggression, non-interference in internal affairs, equality, mutual benefit and peaceful coexistence. China also pursues a policy of all-round openness to the world beyond its borders. China actively participates in multilateral diplomatic activities and is a firm force for international and regional peace and stability.
China has pursued peaceful diplomacy. It calls for the establishment of a new international order based on justice, reform and fairness, rejects hegemony, calls for pluralism, mutual benefits for different civilizations in a shared future.
The success of China's diplomacy is based on the fact that it has always been keen to develop diplomatic relations and economic and cultural communication with the countries of the world, in keeping with the spirit of the UN Charter and the Five Principles of Peaceful Coexistence.
    The ancient Chinese culture, which has 5,000 years of history, is the source of the wisdom of Chinese diplomacy, drawing also on the Chinese philosopher Confucius’ saying, ‘Do not do what you do not want others to do to you’. With this principle, China has made and will make new contributions to human progress and peace. Throughout history, China has not threatened its neighbours near or far and has pursued a peaceful and cooperative approach in its relations with countries.
    The peaceful approach of China is a way to achieve self-development on the basis of maintaining and promoting world peace and development on the basis of peaceful settlement of disputes. In order to satisfy common interests, it is eager to overcome traditional stereotypes and rely on self-capacity and commitment to reform and creativity and the concept of scientific development to achieve comprehensive and integrated and sustainable development and build a harmonized socialist society in china.
    China is now the largest contributor of peacekeepers of the five permanent members of the UN Security Council. In September 2016, it provided $1 billion to help fund United Nations peace, security and development activities; while in 2018 it provided 10.3 percent of the United Nations peacekeeping budget, up from 3.93 per cent in 2012. In addition to its regular contributions to peacekeeping forces, it also created a rapid deployment force of 8,000 peacekeepers.
    China, through its extensive participation in peacekeeping operations, aims not to compete with other countries, nor to seek hegemony and domination in the international field where it seeks to achieve security and stability regionally and internationally. This paper will deal with the following themes: 1. Principles of Chinese foreign policy; 2. China's leading role in peacekeeping; 3. Chinese models and contributions to global peacekeeping.

Ms Sophie Wushuang Yi is a PhD student at the Lau China Institute, King’s College London. Her research interests lie primarily in the area of strategic studies, international relations and military studies, in particular concentrating on contemporary China. Prior to this, she read China in Comparative Perspectives and graduated with an MSc from the London School of Economics and Political Science. She also completed the Graduate Diploma in Economics at SOAS and BSc International Politics Security Studies from the University of Sheffield. She was the internal secretary of the British Postgraduate Network for Chinese Studies (2018-2019), and is current PhD lead (2019-2020) of the Lau China Institute, King's College London.

Topic: The Strategic Role of the People’s Liberation Army in the Context of China’s Militarization and Peaceful Rise Strategy (2001-2019)

Abstract: The Chinese military has indeed developed and modernised drastically in the last decades, the previously provocative hegemonic behaviour of the United States is now constrained due to China’s growing military power projection capabilities. The strategic stance of China has been shifted from inward active defense to strategic confrontation under the current paramount leader of China, Xi Jingping, given the contemporary Chinese military hardware is now capable of long-range active defense through its militarisation. The talk will discuss the internationalised role of the PLA, which is subject to the two primary constraints, CCP’s regime security, and the international context, at least in the foreseeable future.

Dr Alessio Patalano, Reader in East Asian Warfare and Security, Programme Director, King’s Japan Programme, Deputy Director, Undergraduate Programme in War Studies, Department of War Studies, King's College London. He specializes in Japanese naval history and strategy and contemporary maritime issues in East Asia. He is Director of the Asian Security and Warfare Research Group and Research Associate at the King’s China Institute. He holds degrees from the University of Naples (BA) and the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris (DEA). Since 2006, He has been Visiting Lecturer in Naval Strategy and East Asian Security at the Italian Naval War College (ISMM), Venice. In Japan, he has been a Visiting Scholar at Aoyama Gakuin University and at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS), both in Tokyo, and is currently Adjunct Fellow at the Institute of Contemporary Asian Studies, Temple University Japan. His recent publications include: Days of Future Past? British Strategy and the Shaping of Indo-Pacific Security (2019), Postwar Japan as a Seapower: Imperial Legacy, Wartime Experience, and the Making of a Navy (2016).

Topic: Protecting Overseas Rights and Interests: The Changing Face of Chinese Participation in Multilateral Operations at Sea

Abstract: The talk reviews the remarkable widening of operational activities undertaken by the PLA naval arm over the past decade and a half. In a context where transnational challenges to maritime stability emerged within and beyond the boundaries of the Asia Pacific, the PLA naval force joined the international community in tackling various crises – notably the context of counterpiracy operations. For a decade, the Chinese navy has become an active participant in multinational activities. However, as the country’s overseas rights and interests widen, the navy’s responsibility may expand as well. How will this expansion of responsibilities relate to past multilateral experience? The talk will seek to highlight opportunities and challenges for a navy projected to operate increasingly more on a global scale.

Panel IV Civilizational values and the promotion of peace

Chair and discussant: Professor Hanns Maull, Senior Distinguished Fellow, German Institute for International and Security Affairs, Germany (see Panel III)

Speakers: Peter Schröder, Qing Cao, HUAN Pingqing, Xiangqun Chang and Joël Ruet

Peter Schröder is Professor of the History of Political Thought at University College London. He was awarded an MA (1995) and PhD (1999) from Philipps University Marburg, Germany, before he joined UCL in 2001. He was visiting professor at universities in Seoul, Rome and Paris and held numerous senior research fellowships, among others at the Max Weber Center for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies at the University of Erfurt, the Institute for Advanced Studies at Central European University Budapest and the Center for Advanced Studies of the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts. He is an active member of the editorial board of the book series Staatsdiskurse at Steiner Verlag Stuttgart, of the European Society for the History of Political Thought and of the research network: Natural Law 1625-1850. An International Research Project. He has published widely on the history of political thought. Recent publications include a monograph on Trust in Early Modern International Political Thought, 1598-1713 (Ideas in Context 116), Cambridge University Press 2017, as well as two edited volumes: German Translation and Edition of T. Hobbes, Behemoth or the Long Parliament (Meiner Verlag), Hamburg 2015 and German Translation and Edition of R. Filmer, Patriarcha (Meiner Verlag) Hamburg 2019.

Topic: The Other as Hope, Fear, Challenge or Opportunity: Images of China in Early Modern Perceptions

Abstract: In the early modern period China assumed enormous significance in the European mindset. This was due to increasingly expanding trade relations, as well as to philosophical, literary and political writings which explored the imaginations of China. These writings created an imagery that developed its own dynamic and considerably shaped the perceptions of early modern Europeans in China. My paper will analyse key writings of this process. It will assess how such a (partly imaginary) relationship with a different culture affected considerations about (trade) competition or even war and peace. The European system had developed a sophisticated body of international law, based on concrete legal and political norms as well as cautious trust in the other European actors to adhere to them. How was China seen in this international framework? Did these European writings produce stereotypes, or did they help to develop a better understanding of Chinese culture and politics? What were the intentions of these writings? These are the leading questions of my proposed paper.

Dr Qing Cao is Associate Professor, School of Modern Languages and Cultures, Durham University, UK. His research interests centre on interactions between culture, society and the mass media, with a focus on perceptions and representation between China and the West. Currently he is working on a research project that looks at representations of cultural traditions and modernity in the early 20th century Chinese press. He is interested in how language changes reflect new formations of cultural and political identities. He has published over 20 journal articles and is editor of China under Western Gaze: Representing China in the British Television Documentaries, 1980-2000 (2014), the first book-length study of the subject in the pivotal years of 1980-2000.

Topic: Traditional Chinese Culture and its Contemporary Relevance: For the Achievement and Maintenance of Peace

Abstract: There are three fundamental relationships that humanity has to manage well for survival – the relationship between members of a community, the relationship between humans and nature and the relationship between an individual and himself/herself. At the centre of these relationships is peace – peace within the community, with the physical environment and with the human inner self. Over the millennia, China developed three cultural and religious traditions to deal with each of them. Confucianism focuses on social harmony among members of the community. Taoism calls attention to the imperative of respecting the cosmic natural ‘Way’ as a guide for human survival. Buddhism underscores the regulation of human desires as a condition for a fulfilled life. In our modern world, these traditional repertoires of values have the potential to help us cope with new challenges by improving these three relationships. Maintaining peace within and between communities, countries and civilizations, and peace with the physical environment and human mental world are of paramount importance. At the social level, peace could be achieved by developing a constructive social relationship, including a global society. Environmental issues could be resolved by restoring a full respect for Mother Nature as a natural philosophy. Excessive capitalism could be tackled by controlling unhealthy human desires. The first step in meeting these challenges, however, is education – how we can best teach younger generations to appreciate the value of elements of all cultural heritages that have proved to be beneficial to achieving peace, happiness and prosperity, not only for our local community but the global community in our shared but shrinking planet earth.

Dr HUAN Pingqing is Associate Professor in Sociology, School of Sociology and Population Studies, Renmin University of China. Research interests are urban and rural sociology, social capital, ethnic studies, nationalism and national identity. Major publications include Social Capital and Rural Community Development: Theoretical Consciousness and the Exploration of Chinese Sociology (2018), Research on Basic Theories of Social Management and Social Governance (co-author, 2014), A Case Study of Gong Village in the Northwest of China (2008), and more than 40 journal articles.

Topic: Confucius' Thoughts on Ethnic Relations and their Significance for World Peace

Abstract: Although Europe and China have the same territory, the historical process and result of their development are quite different. Today Europe is divided into many different nation states, and the ideals and practices of the EU face severe challenges, while China becomes a relatively unified and solitary country. In the process of the formation of a unified China and Chinese nation, the value of Chinese culture has undoubtedly played an important role, and Confucius' thoughts are at the core of the Chinese cultural spirit. As for Confucius' thought on ethnic relations, many scholars believe that Confucius was limited by his time and had a strong sense of ethnic and cultural discrimination. In fact, in the Spring and Autumn period of ethnic migration, conflict and fusion, Confucius held a rational, conscious and cautious attitude towards “distinguishing HUA-YI” that prevailed at that time. He rarely talked about "YIDI" in a discriminatory manner. He did not have a narrow concept of racism or ethnicism, but advocated that all people should be taught regardless of their race, all people should belong to one family, all ethnic groups should share all resources, and the world should be in Great Harmony (Datong). This reflects Confucius' high cultural consciousness of reconstructing the value and order of the new era according to the historical trend of ethnic migration and integration. These thoughts are the spiritual foundation of the integration of all the various ethnic groups in China. The Communist Party of China creatively inherited and carried forward Confucius' thoughts on ethnic relationships, established and consolidated the ethnic relations of equality, unity, mutual assistance and harmony among all ethnic groups in China, and continued to consolidate the consciousness of the Chinese nation as a community under the new situation. It committed itself to constructing a community with a shared future for mankind. In this era of world strife and severe challenges to global governance, Confucius' thoughts on ethnic relations are undoubtedly of great significance for world peace and we urgently need "Confucius in the new era".

Professor Xiangqun  Chang is President of Global China Institute, and Honorary Professor of University College London, UK. Her publications include On Marxist Sociology (580,000 words; 2018; 460,000 words, 1992), Guanxi or Li shang wanglai? -- Reciprocity, Social Support Networks, & Social Creativity in a Chinese Village (simplified Chinese version, 540,000 words, 2009; English and traditional Chinese versions, 2010); editor of Society Building -- A China Model of Social Development (English edition, 2014; English new edition, Chinese new editions, 2014-18); co-editor of Fei Xiaotong Studies (three volumes, in English and Chinese, 2015-18). In her research she has been developing a general analytical concept – ‘recipropriety’ (互适), the mechanism by which Chinese society and Chinese social relations operate, thereby contributing to existing theories of reciprocity, social exchange, interaction, relatedness, social networks and social capital with characteristics of ‘ritual capital’. She is also Editor of the Journal of China in Comparative Perspective (English and Chinese editions), Editor-in-chief of the Global Century Press where she is editor for a number of book series, such as "Globalization of Chinese Social Science", "Chinese Concepts", "Understanding China and the World", "Global China Dialogue Proceedings" , and co-editor of "Transcultural Experiences with ‘Three Eyes’”.

Topic: Fei Xiaotong's View on Civilization and Peace and Its Influence: An analysis based on the corpus of "Fei Xiaotong's Complete Works" (20 volumes)

Abstract: After the post-dialogue workshop on Corpus Approaches to Chinese Social Science (CACSS) in 2016, Global China Institute has been promoting the “CACSS method”, inspirited by the ESRC Centre of Corpus Approaches to Social Science (CASS) at Lancaster University. In order to commemorate the 110th anniversary of the birth of Professor Fei Xiaotong (Fei Hsiao-Tung 1910-2005), the famous sociologist, anthropologist, social activist and senior Chinese political leader, a Corpus of Fei Xiaotong’s Complete Works (20 volumes) has been created. In his completed work Fei Xiaotong used the word civilization 725 times, and peace 593 times. This talk will analyse them and tackle the following questions: what are Fei’ views of civilization and peace? How did they develop, and what are their implications for China's academic and policy research? What is significance do they have for the current promotion of world peace?


  • Chair of Organizing Committee of the Global China Dialogue series (GCDs)
  • Speaker at Panel IV
  • Speaker at Reception

Dr Joël Ruet, President of The Bridge Tank, economist, adviser, influencer in industry, policy and economic diplomacy to governments in China, India, France and West and North Africa. The Bridge Tank is a Member of the Think20 Group of the G20. Joël Ruet is a specialist in emerging policies in China, India and West Africa and author of eight books, a regular contributor to Le Monde, Courrier and France 24. He is an Alumni of Ecole des Mines – Paris Tech and the London School of Economics. Former Visiting Fellow, Centre for China in the World Economy. He is a regular at the World Economic Forum Davos and the Club des Ambassadeurs Quai d’Orsay Paris. He serves as Orientation Board Member of Green Cross France, Mikhail Gorbachev’s NGO and a Board Member of Manav Sadhan Vikas Sansthan, a vocational training programme, the NGO of a Cabinet Minister in the Government of India. For a decade, Joël Ruet has advised Fortune 500 companies and private equity funds in energy and nuclear, automotive, agriculture and mining industries at CEO/CFO level in India, China and Africa. He was a member of Dominique Strauss Kahn’s economic team in the French presidential race 2006 and member of “Ideas Lab” for Mrs Martine Aubry in 2011 and several presidential elections in Africa. He served as Special Adviser to the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Equipment, Government of Senegal.

Topic: Chinese Perspectives on Ecological Civilization and their Relevance for Sustainability for Peace

Abstract: President XI Jinping and the Communist Party of China introduced the concept – intended to become practice – of ecological civilization. On the eve of the Conference of the Parties (COP) for biodiversity chaired by China and after the second Belt and Road Summit expressed a wish for greening of the Initiative, this talk seeks to examine the sources and global relevance of ‘ecological civilization’. More specifically, it draws from sources varying from written sources (President XI’s Zhejiang experience, Governance of China, and the report to the 19th congress), currently undergoing industrial modernization in various provinces in China, the state of global debates on environment as a global common good, and proposes considering the establishment of a ‘green peace fund’ to chime with global governance proposals currently being put forward by leaders for peace.

Closing Session

Chair: Martin Albrow (see Opening session) 

Speakers: ZHAO Kejin and Martin Jacques

Professor ZHAO Kejin, Heard of Department of International Relations, Deputy Dean of School of Social Sciences; Deputy Dean of the Institute for Global Common Development, Tsinghua University, China. He received a PhD in International Relations from Fudan University. His academic positions include Expert Committee Member of the Regional and Country Study Bases of the Ministry of Education, Council Member of the Chinese People's Association for Peace and Disarmament, Deputy Council Member of the Academy of International Politics among Chinese Higher Education Institutions, senior researcher at the Charhar Institute, Expert Committee Member of the One Belt One Road 100, Visiting Professor at the Institute of Public Diplomacy of Jilin University, Associate Editorial Director for Public Diplomacy Quarterly, and a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Political Marketing. In 2012, he was named among Intellectuals of the New Century by the Ministry of Education. In 2015, He was listed as Featured Professionals in Four Groups by the Beijing Municipality. His main fields of interest are diplomacy studies, public diplomacy and China-US relations. His book publications include Building the Future: An Interpretation of the System of the US Congress Lobby (2006), The Study of China's International Relations Theory (2008), Theory and Practice of Public Diplomacy (2007), Global Civil Society and Nation States (2008), among others. He has also published more than 120 articles in SSCI and CSSCI listed journals. He has won many prizes at ministerial and provincial level.

Topic: China’s Approach to Global Peace: Exploration of the Communist Party of China

Abstract: Peace is not only a great thought but also countless solid actions. Since the founding of the People's Republic of China, the Communist Party of China has made unremitting efforts to strive for and maintain world peace. China has proposed various ‘China solutions’, including the Five Principles of Peaceful Coexistence, the Path of Peaceful Development, the Win-Win strategy of opening up, harmony in diversity, a harmonious world, a new type of international relations and a community of human destiny. Through these processes, China has accumulated rich diplomatic experience and exerted profound influence in the world. It is essential to place ‘China solutions’ in the panorama of CPC’s practices in pursuit of peace to understand the full picture and clear logic behind them, especially if looking at the UN peacekeeping mechanism. Although the UN peacekeeping operation was not originally proposed by China, China's peacekeeping actions strongly reflect China's understandings of peace. China actively proposes an approach for peacekeeping operations with distinctive Chinese characteristics.

Professor Martin Jacques is a British journalist, editor, academic, political commentator and author. He is also senior fellow at the Department of Politics and International Studies at the University of Cambridge and holder of many Visiting Professorships in Japan, Singapore, USA and China. He was visiting research fellow at the London School of Economics (2003-2012), the first chair of Demos’s advisory council (1993-7) and a trustee (1993-2000), Editor of Marxism Today (1977-1991) and a lecturer in social and economic history at the University of Bristol (1971-1977) after graduating from the University of Cambridge. Most of Jacques's writings have appeared in the form of magazine or newspaper articles, editorials in Marxism Today and lectures. He co-edited and co-authored the Forward March of Labour Halted? (1981), Politics of Thatcherism (1983), New Times (1989) and Wrong (1998) and has contributed essays to many other books. He is the author of the global bestseller When China Rules the World: The End of the Western World and the Birth of a New Global Order (2012, 2009).

Topic: What Will China Be Like as a Great Power?: Causes for Optimism

Abstract: There is a widespread assumption in the West that China will, as a great power, be like the US (or the UK before) but worse. I think this is quite wrong. China is very different, for historical and cultural reasons, from both, and therefore it will be a very different kind of great power. While the US and the UK placed great emphasis on military power, China historically has not. The tribute system, for example, was primarily a cultural rather than military (or even economic) system: compared with the European colonial systems. Or, to take a more contemporary example, China’s rise has been remarkably peaceful in contrast to those of the US, UK, France, Germany or Japan before. So what will China be like as a great power?


  • Member of Organizing Committee of the Global China Dialogue series (GCDs)
  • Chair of Reception

Book launch

Mrs Ingrid Cranfield, BA (Syd.), PGCE, QTLS, MSET, FRGS, LLG (Enfield), Deputy Director of Global China Institute, President and Principal Editor of Global Century Press; former Deputy Mayor of the Borough of Enfield. As an author, editor, translator and lecturer, her career began at the Royal Geographical Society, which holds the largest private map library in the world, accessioning maps and advising researchers and writers. She is the author of 13 books and has edited thousands of books, articles and other works, in print and online. She was a Senior Editor on The Dictionary of Art (Macmillan Publishers). She taught English to college students, was a lecturer and supervisor of trainee teachers and is a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Hertfordshire. She has been a school governor in London for over 30 years and is a member of the International Commission on Couple and Family Relations.

A list of book titles (to be announced)

Reception at the UK Parliament (by invitation only)

Chair: Professor Hugo de Burgh

Professor Hugo de Burgh is the Director of the China Media Centre and Professor of Journalism in the Communications and Media Research Institute of the University of Westminster. He worked for 15 years in British TV and is an authority on investigative journalism. His books and articles on China and its media have been published widely. He is writer-presenter of The West You Don’t Know, a seven-part documentary series which was the first commission by CCTV of foreign-made current affairs programmes. He is the author or editor of 10 books; his most recent books are: China’s Media in the Emerging World Order (2017) and (co-edited) China’s Media Go Global (2018).  Earlier books include The West You Really Don’t Know (in Chinese, 2013), China’s Environment and China’s Environment Journalists (2012) and Investigative Journalism (2nd Edition, 2008). He is Professor at Tsinghua University, and was SAFEA (National Administration for International Expertise) Endowment Professor.


  •  Co-Chair of Organizing Committee of the Global China Dialogue series (GCDs)
  •  Chair of Reception

Welcome: Dame Sue Owen DCB

Dame Sue Owen DCB is a former British civil servant, economist and former academic. She served as the Permanent Secretary for the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (2013-2019) and was Director-General for Welfare and Wellbeing at the Department for Work and Pensions (2009-2013). She was the Foreign Office's Counsellor for Economic Affairs and head of the economics section at the British Embassy in Washington, DC (1999-2002). After graduating from the University of Cambridge,prior to a 30-year career in Whitehall, Dame Sue was an academic lecturer and researcher at Cardiff University and the London School of Economics, where she studied women in the labour market from 1979 until 1988.

: YU Peng, LI Wei and Xiangqun Chang

Mr YU Peng,

Minister Counsellor of the Cultural Office, Chinese Embassy to the UK. He was Director of Foreign Culture Communication Centre of Ministry of Culture, Editor in Chief of China and The World Cultural Exchange Magazine.于芃先生, 中国驻英国大使馆文化处公使衔参赞,曾任中国文化部文化部对外文化联络局副局长,文化部中外文化交流中心主任,《中外文化交流》杂志社社长。


Professor LI Wei FAcSS FRSA, is Chair of Applied Linguistics and Director of the UCL Centre for Applied Linguistics at the UCL Institute of Education, University College London. His main research interest is in the broad area of bilingualism and multilingualism, which includes bilingual and multilingual first-language acquisition (BAMFLA), early second-language acquisition (ESLA), speech and language disorders of bilingual and multilingual speakers, the pragmatics of codeswitching, bilingual education and intercultural communication. His current work focuses on the creativity and criticality of multilingual speakers. He is also interested in Asian philosophies (especially Confucian, Taoist and Buddhist philosophies) and linguistic pragmatics, the concept of ‘self’ in different cultures and the application of Conversation Analysis to intercultural and cross-lingual professional communication. His research interests connect with other disciplines and research areas, including diaspora studies, cultural memory, anthropology, qualitative psychology and cognitive science. Professor Li is Principal Editor of the International Journal of Bilingualism (Sage) and Applied Linguistics Review (De Gruyter), Co-editor of Chinese Language and Discourse (Benjamins) and Global Chinese (De Gruyter) and book series editor for the Guides to Research Methods in Language and Linguistics (Wiley-Blackwell), Contemporary Applied Linguistics (Bloomsbury) and Language Policies and Practices in China (De Gruyter).


  • Member of Organizing Committee of the Global China Dialogue series (GCDs)
  • Greeting at the Reception

Professor Xiangqun Chang (see Panel IV)

七 嘉宾简介及内容提要

第六届全球中国对话 12月6日



主持:马丁·阿尔布劳 (Martin Albrow)

马丁·阿尔布劳 (Martin Albrow)教授,英国社科院院士。从事社会学职业生涯长达半个多世纪。马丁·阿尔布劳获剑桥大学博士学位,于1989年成为荣休教授。在此之前,阿尔布劳教授任威尔士大学(卡迪夫)社会学理论讲座教授。此后,他在众多院校担任访问教授职位,如慕尼黑大学、英国伦敦政治经济学院、纽约州立大学石溪分校,同时他被受聘为北京外国语大学客座教授。他曾在华盛顿伍德罗·威尔逊(Woodrow Wilson)国际学者中心和波恩大学卡特汉堡(Käte Hamburger)高研院“法律文化”中担任过高级研究员。现居伦敦,是英国社会学会荣誉副主席,全球中国研究院荣誉院长。他曾担任英国社会学协会主席,英国《社会学》期刊主编,《国际社会学》创刊主编。1987年,受中国国家计划生育委员会邀请,他第一次访问中国。近年来,他多次参加了中国社会科学院和文化部合作举办的中国研究研讨会。他的专长包括社会理论、组织理论和马克斯·韦伯的思想,他因其在全球化方面的开创性工作而享誉国际。代表作有:《全球时代:国家与超现代社会》(1996,被翻译成位德文、日本和中文等多种语言,并于1997年获得欧洲阿马尔菲奖),其它著作有:《科层制》(1970)、《马克斯·韦伯的社会理论建构》(1990)、《全球化、知识与社会》(1990,全球化概念首次出现于书名,罗兰德·罗伯逊对此书的书评发表于《当代社会学》第21卷,1992年1月)、《组织有感情吗?》(1997)、《社会学基础》(1999)、合作主编《全球公民社会》(2006/7,2007/8和2011)、《法社会学理论》(2014)、《全球化时代的社会和文化变迁》(2014)、《中国在人类命运共同体中的角色:走向全球领导理论》(2018)。


  • 第六届全球中国对话组委会主席
  • 第六届全球中国对话开幕式主持
  • 第六届全球中国对话闭幕式主持


马辉先生,中国驻英国大使馆公使。他曾任中共中央对外联络部北美、大洋洲、英国及北欧地区大局局长和北美分局局长;中共中央对外联络部亚洲一局南亚事务的主管干事、副局长。曾为中国驻英国大使馆一等秘书(政治),中国陕西省彬县副县长。他曾获得英国伦敦大学学院公共政策理学硕士学位(1996-2003),北京第二外国语学院本科学位(1987-1991)。 他曾任中共中央对外联络部北美、大洋洲、英国及北欧地区大局局长和北美分局局长;中共中央对外联络部亚洲一局南亚事务的主管干事、副局长。

 安东尼·吉登斯(Anthony Giddens)勋爵教授,当代著名社会学家,伦敦经济学院前校长和社会学荣休教授,也是剑桥大学国王学院的终身院士。吉登斯勋爵对 政治起了深刻影响。亚洲、拉丁美国及澳大利亚领袖人征询过其意 见。出版了大量专著,包括:《动荡与强大之洲—欧洲有什么未来》(Turbulent and Mighty Continent: What Future for Europe, 2014年)、《为社会学辩护》(In Defence of Sociology, 2013年)、《气候变化之政治》(The Politics of Climate Change, 2011年)、《全球时代中的欧洲》(Europe In the Global Age,2007年)、《新型平等主义》(The New Egalitarianism,2005年)、《第三条道路以及其批评人》(The Third Way and Its Critics,2000年)、《失控世界 — 全球化如何重塑我们生活》(Runaway World: How Globalization is Reshaping Our Lives, 1999年)、《政治学、社会学、社会理论与经典和当代社会思想的相遇》 (Politics, Sociology and Social Theory: Encounters with Classical and Contemporary Social Thought, 1995年)。他的几本书已翻译成40多语言。
• 第五届全球中国对话开幕式致辞
• 第五届全球中国对话开幕式给两位荣誉院长授予聘书



玛丽·卡尔多(Mary Kaldor)教授,CBE, 伦敦政治经济学院国际发展部冲突与公民社会研究室主任。她在主持一项最大的通过一个政治市场的理论视角和公民的概念指导部门的研究项目,一个由国际发展部资助的伙伴调查在非洲和中东的一系列国家的公共权力的冲突研究计划(CRP)。卡尔多教授在民主化,冲突和全球化的创新工作受到高度赞誉。她是欧洲核子裁军(END)的创始成员,赫尔辛基公民大会的创始人和联合主席,以及由瑞典总理设立的调查科索沃事件的国际独立委员会的成员。卡尔多教授首先提出了新战争和全球公民社会的概念,而她在人类安全的实际执行的工作直接影响了欧洲和国家的政治。她的著作包括《全球安全文化》(2018)《巴洛克军火库》《新和旧战争:全球时代中的有组织暴力》(2012)《人类安全:对全球化和干预的反思》(2007)及《全球公民社会:战争的一个答案》(2003)。她也是《全球公民社会年鉴》的编辑和合著者。她还与克里斯汀·金金教授合著《国际法和新战争》(2017年)。她在哈维尔·索拉纳(Javier Solana)的要求下成为欧洲安全能力研究小组的召集人,撰写了具影响力的巴塞罗那报告“欧洲的人类安全学说”。卡尔多教授已经被萨塞克斯大学和布达佩斯科维努斯大学授予荣誉教授的称号,并因她在和平领域的学术成就而获得2015年的路德维格·奎德奖。

题目: 为人类安全

提要: 演讲将概述政治暴力的变化性质,及它如何是全球和地区的,公共和私人的,并涉及武装行动者之间的冲突和勾结。它将会通过基于全球法治的权利的伸延,去为人类安全方法提供依据。

谢立中教授,北京大学社会理论研究中心主任;中国社会学学会前副会长,中国社会学学会社会学理论研究分会前会长,东亚社会学学会副会长;《社会理论》期刊主编;全球中国研究院中方院长。他的研究兴趣为社会学理论,社会发展和现代化和社会政策。近年来的主要著作包括:《多元话语分析:社会分析模式的新尝试》(2018),《社会发展:理论 评价 政策》(2012),《社会现实的话语建构——以“罗斯福新政”为例》(2012),《走向多元话语分析:后现代思潮的社会学意涵》(2009);还主编和合作主编了20多本书,如:《社会学知识的构建:后西方社会学的探索》(2017),《社会建设理论、实践与评价》(2015),《后社会学》(2012)《社会转型:中韩两国的考察》(2012),《社会学名著导读》(2012),《理解民族关系的新思路:少数族群问题的去政治化》(2010),《结构-制度分析,还是过程-事件分析?》(2010),《海外民族志与中国社会科学》(2010),《从马林诺斯基到费孝通:另类的功能主义》(2010),《经济增长与社会发展:比较研究及其启示》(2008)等等,还发表了100多篇学术论文。

题目:  人类命运共同体:通往世界和平之路

提要: 自有人类以来,人类就不断地面临着各种源自观念或利益方面的矛盾和冲突,战争也一直是人们用来解决这些矛盾和冲突的重要手段之一。而与战争具有同样悠久历史的,是人们对和平的向往。在我们今天这个全球经济一体化的时代,许多表面上发生在某些地区的局部战争,也产生着全球性的后果。世界和平的建立,虽然在康德那里就已经得到明确表述,但在我们这个时代却应该成为各国人民刻不容缓地去加以追求的行动目标。但是,怎样才能实现这一目标呢?本发言将讨论以下三个问题:一、现有问题解决方式的局限,二、人类命运共同体:理想的争议解决途径,三、一体化和多元化:异质性共同体内部关系的辩证法。


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 版块一 民事冲突中的调解与和平

主持与评议: 哈坎·塞金尔金 (Hakan Seckinelgin)

哈坎·塞金尼尔金 (Hakan Seckinelgin) 博士,伦敦政治经济学院社会政策系副教授,《公民社会》期刊主编。作为一名政治理论家,塞金尼尔金博士通过将理论研究与实践相结合,开发了一项多学科研究项目。他不愿意在有限的学科视野内寻找答案,因为人们不会按照学科领域的差别而生活。他通过与在不同背景下生活的人们互动,致力于国际社会政策的认识论和政治学来开展研究。他特别感兴趣于理解我们如何看待政策流程,首先考虑的是政策针对和帮助的那些人群的日常生活中出现的问题。他致力于从分析不同背景(不同的意识形态,社会,政治和文化水平)的方式为政策制定条件,以及这些条件如何导致和影响人们经历的平等性与不平等、以及社区治理 参与度。他的其他研究主题包括:关于撒哈拉以南非洲的艾滋病毒和艾滋病问题,考虑国际艾滋病政策的制定,实施和影响;关于全球政策参与者使用的知识和证据的性质;有关政策相关知识的背景决定因素;在不同情况下的性取向和LGBT主义;以及公民社会的理论和政治。他的工作从人们的经验观点出发,对认识到政策过程及其结果进行了认识论上的转变。这种方法旨在将基于经验的知识作为我们对需求,政策和政策实施评估的一部分。

发言: 伊沃·兰格洛夫, 李君甫, 沈小白和奥拉夫·科里

伊沃·兰格洛夫(Iavor Rangelov)博士,伦敦经济学院国际发展系民间社会和人类安全研究部助理教授研究员;贝尔格莱德人道主义法律中心执行委员会主席兼伦敦过渡时期司法网络联合主席。 他的主要研究兴趣是人权与安全,过渡司法和公民社会。他目前的研究考察在全球范围内公民社会空间被挤压的背景下,公民社会的资源基础是如何变化的。他重点研究新形式的行动主义,慈善事业和技术。他还参与了伦敦经济学院的冲突研究计划的叙利亚研究工作,主要研究战争罪证件和过渡司法。他是《民族主义与法治:巴尔干及以后地区的教训》(CUP 2014)的作者,也是《全球安全政策手册》(Wiley 2014,与M. Kaldor的合编)的合编者。




题目: 社会建设:中国特色的和平缔造

提要:  社会建设是社会主体依据社会发展的规律积极解决社会问题,推动社会发展的社会行动。40年来中国把社会建设作为国家现代化的重要任务,积极解决中国的社会难题,维持了社会的稳定与和平,为中国经济社会全面发展创造了良好的基础。希望中国的经验对于解决非洲、中东、中亚和南美地区的动乱具有借鉴的价值。

沈小白博士,爱丁堡大学博士,中国社科院哲学硕士,SRI理学士学位;爱丁堡大学商学院国际和中国商业高级讲师(副教授),《科学技术政策管理杂志》副主编,《中国的高科技之路:经济转型中的数字电信交换技术案例》(Palgrave Macmillan,1999年)作者。主要研究领域为科技创新研究,尤其着重于对发展中国家的研究。目前为DFF、FSE、FP2共同资助下“国家科学、竞争和创新政策(同构差异)政策”研究项目的联合研究员;中国AHRC数字版权和知识产权研究中心以及RCUK创意经济中RCUK版权和新业务模型中心CREATe共同资助下知识产权保护战略和商业模式趋同或差异研究项目的首席研究员。在此之前,她曾担任多个生物技术和ICT研究项目的研究人员,其中包括由欧盟委员会和中欧ICT合作组织资助的ESRC INNOGEN计划和CIPR-PRIME的集体知识产权项目下的中国转基因技术。

题目: 数字时代的“数据痕迹”——阿里巴巴芝麻信用案

提要:本演讲的主要内容是讨论关于“数据痕迹”的争议以及数字时代下社会转型的不同途径。每天,我们都会以一种或另一种方式留下数字痕迹。大数据驱动型创新正在各种各样的互联网连接中进行。在西方,数字痕迹被视为社会信用(社会监督),其等同于反乌托邦的未来(在影视剧《黑镜》中)。相比之下在中国,大数字数据和云计算技术带来了广泛的创新,这有助于曾经被排除在国民金融服务之外的人参加更正式的经济活动,并成为引起政府和社会各界关注的人群。为了说明这一点,我将以阿里巴巴蚂蚁金服跨平台在线服务一案进行解释,该服务使用“云”上的“实时数据”,为数百万的小型和微型企业(SMicroE)提供了有效的财务支持。我认为,对技术进步的不同态度是目前全球挑战的关键点之一,全球化带来的“内在”和“差异”(Deleuze和Guattari 1987)正在全球范围被模仿。而来自于人们对技术的不同期望,想象和期待,以及对彼此根植于不同历史和文化理解中的实践的挑战常常被忽视。

奥拉夫·科里(Olaf Corry)博士,丹麦哥本哈根大学政治系副教授.  丹麦哥本哈根大学政治系副教授。曾是剑桥大学博士后学者,当时他研究了风险及气候变化的政治社会学。在剑桥贾吉商学院他参与了围绕着有关新兴技术彻底气候行动主义与风险战略。其研究方向包括国际环境社会学、地球工程学的政治(“气候工程学”)、全球治理及社会运动。他的出版物包括:《构成全齐政体 — 理论、话语与治理》(Constructing a global polity: Theory, discourse and governance, 2013年)、《构成全球政体》(Constructing a global polity,2006年) 。

题目: 公民抗议活动及其呈现出的一些“安全”问题的风险

提要: 安全问题是人类的基本必需品,通常被认为是政府对其人民的首要责任。但是与此同时,关于什么是和什么不是“安全”的问题经常有很多争论。这次发言将讨论一些问题,例如,有抗议者愿意违抗法律并被捕,这对英国来说是一个安全问题吗?绝对是安全威胁。气候变化是一个安全问题吗?对此的一个答案,尤其是在哥本哈根经常得到的答案是,“安全”不应该被视为“存在”的条件,而是一个可以放入或取出问题的特殊政治类别。传统上,国家一直是“安全”威胁的仲裁者,是他们处理这些威胁方面的独占事业。但是,可以将许多事物(例如外国的事、恐怖分子、社会抗议活动、流行病和气候变化等)可以归入“安全”这一特殊类别,或者再次取出:我们可以对它们进行安全化或非安全化(de-securitize them)。

  版块二 一带一路与减缓国家和文化之间的紧张局势

主持与评议: 帕特里夏·沃克·艾尔蒙德

帕特里夏·沃克·艾尔蒙德(Patricia Walker Allmond)女士,英国国际文化创意产业协会(IACCI)非执行主席。为五大洲和40多个国家/地区的政府、工业界和学术界的高级顾问。曾与顶尖的中国公司一起在北京大学创办“教育文化创意产业年度大师”(CCI)商业课程,并担任该计划的创始人;创办了首届伦敦文化创意产业专题讨论会、上议院的“东方遇见西方”,以及中英企业家全球挑战赛等。 她对中国的研究和交往有30多年的经验。目前,她对中国的工作重点是一带一路、丝绸之路、文化创意产业、健康城市和经济文化干预。她是《了解中国、中国文化与创意产业报告》(2013)和《弹出窗口,文化与创意产业》(2013)的共同编辑。

发言: 納森·希尔、郭丹、哈里斯·科利、徐宝锋、马丁·米尔斯

納森·希尔(Nathan W. Hill)博士,英国伦敦大学亚非学院东亚语言和文化系前系主任,高级讲师。曾就读于卡特琳学校(Catlin Gabel School)和哈佛大学,并曾在法国、尼泊尔、中国西藏和日本短期学习。2008年结束在哈佛大学和图宾根大学任教后加入亚非学院,教授历史语言学和藏族语言历史等课程,并开创了亚非学院的藏族研究。希尔指导的博士研究课题包括藏族文学与历史(中国与内亚系)和历史的、描述性的语料语言学研究,特别是关于藏族或藏缅/中缅语言的研究(语言系)。希尔的著作包括《藏语、缅甸语和中文的历史音位学》(2019)《语法传统中的藏语动词词干词库》(2010)和《古藏语铭文》(2009),另外还发表了五十多篇学术论文和近百篇不同种类的论述。

题目: 语言多样性,种族认同和国家建设:喜马拉雅山脉的方案

提要: 喜马拉雅地区包含几百种濒临灭绝的语言。尽管国家政策一般假定每一个民族使用一种语言,然而在中国、尼泊尔和印度,那些被国家承认的族群以及各种语言使用者之间鲜有交集。例如,中国的藏民使用嘉绒语、保安语、贵琼语等,再加上藏民自己的方言,和尼泊尔的拉伊族使用的语言,共有二十种即将灭绝的语言。这种行政手段与现实生活的不对等的背后有着何种政策性意涵?这三个国家在保护语言多样性方面的手段有何不同?如何展望族群的内部和谐以及现有政策对于语言使用者的幸福感建设?本文将尝试探索这些问题。

郭丹教授,二级研究员,中国四川省社科院政治研究所原所长;中国政治学协会副秘书长四川省学术和技术带头人,兼任中国政治学会副秘书长、四川省台湾研究中心副主任、四川省廉政建设研究中心副主任, 四川省协商民主研究中心副主任。郭教授作为四川省人民政府研究室特邀顾问,长期参与重大问题调研并为政府提供政策建议。2005年,他受美国国务院邀请作为国际访问者赴美学术交流,曾赴英国、俄罗斯、波兰、希腊、日本、墨西哥等国学术访问。他的研究领域包括当代中国政治发展研究、地方治理等,并长期关注台湾问题及两岸关系,多次赴台访学交流。主要著作包括:《四川人在台湾》(2015),《四川海外移民史》(2014),《化险为夷:如何应对突发事件》(2003),《社会主义民主政治的新发展》(2001),《世纪的门槛:21世纪中国面临的挑战》(2000)和《圣凡世界—佛教神灵谱系》(1992),以及数十篇学术论文等。

题目: 愿景与挑战:一带一路对我国西南边疆沿线国家及台湾地区关系影响


哈里斯·科利 (Harish Kohli) 先生,英国Awimaway.com豪华探险旅游公司创始人兼首席执行官 。哈里斯·科利先生是亚洲地理基金会(Asian Geographic Trust)的创始人和《亚洲地理》杂志的创办者。曾为印度军队荣誉军官,由于对探险活动的贡献,他获得了Vishist Seva奖章和国家探险奖。他打破纪录的探险之旅包括徒步探险8000公里,以及后来穿越喜马拉雅山全长2000公里的越野滑雪旅行。作为《穿越冷冻的喜马拉雅山》的作者,哈里什(Harish)提供了有关喜马拉雅山在环境,经济和文化方面动态变化的一手经验。

题目: 拯救喜马拉雅山脉的兴都库什

提要: 亚太地区也许可以说 是二十一世纪世界上最重要的地区。中国和印度的崛起,以及通过兴都库什-喜马拉雅山不断推动具有战略意义的经济走廊的努力,意味着它对决策者,学者和整个世界将继续具有至关重要的意义。此演讲将就兴都库什–喜马拉雅在亚洲水源,野生动植物,文化和园艺资源等方面潜在的危机,以及我们针对这些危机可以采取的行动提供独到的见解。并讨论我们能否在促进经济增长和实现可持续和平的同时,使该地区免于进一步被破坏?


题目: 儒家伦理是否助于消除全球单边主义,极端主义和恐怖主义?基于受到和没受到儒家伦理影响的国家和地区之比较

提要: 儒家伦理是一种情感伦理和关系伦理,其以内治外的心性结构和中庸平衡的社会治理模式,对中国周边一些国家和地区形成的“儒家文化圈层”有着很大的影响。对于当今世界的单边主义,极端主义和恐怖主义具有十分显著的对治特点。要在一带一路多元的文化生态中构建出相互融通的文化格局,可以尝试援引儒家伦理的科学方面最大限度地消除全球单边主义,极端主义和恐怖主义的冲击与影响。

马丁·米尔斯 (Martin Mills) 博士,英国阿伯丁大学社会科学学院人类学系高级讲师;阿伯丁中国研究组负责人他的主要研究领域是对藏族社区,尤其是对其宗教和政府机构的研究。在过去的二十年里,他曾在中国西藏、印度拉达克及苏格兰实地调研。他是国际西藏研究协会及国际拉达克研究协会的会员、英联邦社会人类学协会的会员及皇家人类学研究机构的研究员。米尔斯博士也担任了苏格兰议会辖下关于西藏研究的跨党组织的秘书、亚伯丁中国研究组织的主席。在去亚伯丁之前,他在苏塞克斯大学亚非研究学院、圣安德鲁斯大学及爱丁堡大学教授人类学。著有《藏传佛教的认同、仪式与情形:格鲁派寺院生活的权威建立》(劳特利奇出版社,2003年),发表论文30多篇。

题目: 一带一路与一个变热的世界:气候变化知识与长距离基础设施发展的未来

提要: 在本次演讲中,针对全球环境治理体制关键部门对中国领导力的需要,Trent做了具有说服力的阐述。该体制关注气候、海洋、野生动物的保护,及重大议题的互动(包括环境安全,生态经济及社会福祉,国家、区域及全球的政治稳定)。他强调运用中国经济及政治力量的潜力,通过社会经济的正义,中国的文化、影响及其软实力将会推动全球环境治理体系架构的变革。

版块三 中国在多边维和中的作用

主持与评议: 彼得·施罗德 (Peter Schröder) 教授,伦敦大学学院历史系和伦敦大学学院欧洲与国际社会政治研究所 (见版块四)

发言: 汉斯·马尔、哈桑·阿卜杜拉·阿尔-达亚、易吴霜、阿列索∙帕特拉诺

汉斯·马尔 (Hanns Maull) 教授,德国国际安全事务研究所高级杰出研究员. 他自1991年至2013年3月在德国特里尔大学执掌外交政策与国际关系教席,后在约翰霍普金斯大学高等国际研究学院博洛尼亚中心兼任教授。在慕尼黑和伦敦完成学业后,他曾供职于伦敦国际战略研究所,在慕尼黑大学、艾希施泰特-因戈尔施塔特天主教大学和特里尔大学担任教授,还曾出任三边委员会欧洲组秘书(现称欧洲组主任)长达三年。2004年至2012年,他担任德国国际安全事务研究所科学咨询理事会理事及主席。他在德国、欧盟和日本的外交政策,区域安全合作以及欧洲与亚太区域秩序等方面成果丰硕。当前他着重关注国际秩序的危机与突变,以及中国在其中的地位转变。

题目: 中国在国际维和与缔造和平中的作用

提要: 过去十年间,中国大幅拓宽了对联合国维和行动的参与,包括依照《联合国宪章》第七章开展的任务。这个发展态势固然可喜。鉴于这些任务越来越多地涉及虚弱、衰败或已失败的国家,中国在这些任务中的角色衍生了两个使情况更加复杂的问题。一是中国“不干预他国内政”的传统主张面对虚弱国家可能不合时宜。二是所谓的不干预政策与中国在目标国家的现实行为并不必然相符:和其他大国一样,着力建立影响力的中国可能导致国家在一些方面出现功能障碍。

哈桑·阿卜杜拉·阿尔-达亚(Hassan Abdullah Al-Dajah)博士,约旦侯赛因宾塔拉勒大学媒体与战略研究系副教授, 约旦侯赛因宾塔拉勒大学媒体与战略研究系原主任,约旦侯赛因宾塔拉勒大学科学研究学院前副院长,《侯赛因宾塔拉勒大学学术与研究学报》(Al-Hussein Bin Talal University Journal for Research and Studies)主编。曾赴德国耶拿大学与纳伊夫阿拉伯安全科学大学进行访问。对当代知识安全理论有突出贡献,主要使用阿拉伯语发表了十五本书籍及一系列学术论文。主要研究成果有:《安全媒体对青年的影响》(2015)《中国在国际政治单极性衰退中的角色》(2010)《从古代到现代的政治理论》(2009)《全球化对国家主权的影响》(2009)《后全球化的约旦社会》(2009)《全球化对阿拉伯文化的影响》《国际变量及文化情景》(2004)《变化世界中阿拉伯文化的未来》(2002)。

题目: 中国在世界维和与维稳方面的作用

提要: 维护和平,促进合作与发展,是中国外交政策的宗旨。中国也始终奉行独立自主的外交政策,反对霸权主义,促进世界和平,推动建立一个新的公平公正的国际政治、经济秩序。在和平共处五项原则的基础上(互相尊重主权和领土完整、互不侵犯、互不干涉内政、平等互利、和平共处),谋求同世界各国建立和发展友好合作关系。同时,中国实行全面对外开放政策,积极参与多边国际活动,成为促进国际与地区和平与稳定的重要力量。中国外交政策的成功在于其坚持在《联合国宪章》及和平共处五项原则的基础上同所有国家发展友好合作,推动外交、经济、和文化关系长期稳定健康发展。五千年的中国文化是中国对外政策的重要精神来源。中国哲学家孔子曾提出,“己所不欲勿施于人”。基于这一原则,中国已经并且将会继续对人类的进步及和平做出贡献。回望历史,中国未曾威胁过邻邦及远国,并始终寻求和平与合作的方式与他国进行交流。坚持走和平发展道路,通过和平地解决争端及推动世界和平,中国自身也得到了极大发展。为了共同利益及目标,中国开始摆脱传统模式,依靠自身能力的发展及对改革创新的承诺,推动全面的、深化的、可持续的发展,致力建立一个和谐的社会主义社会。目前,中国是联合国安全理事会常任理事国中对维和行动贡献最大的国家之一。在2016年9月,中国提供了10亿美元以资助联合国的和平、安全及发展活动;2018年,其资助占据联合国维和预算的10.3%,比2012年增加了6.37%。此外,中国还建立了一个8000人规模的维和部队。中国不愿与他国竞争及寻求霸权统治。相反,通过广泛参与维和行动,中国积极推动了地区及国际的安全与稳定。本发言将讨论以下主题:一、中国对外政策的原则;二、中国在维和方面的领导角色;三、中国模式及对全球和平稳定的贡献;四、结论。

易吴霜女士,英国伦敦国王学院中国研究所博士生. 她的研究兴趣主要集中在战略研究,国际关系,军事研究领域,尤其是专注于当代中国。 在此之前,她毕业于伦敦政治经济学院的中国比较研究学硕士课程。 她还获得了谢菲尔德大学的国际政治与安全研究学士学位和SOAS经济学研究生文凭。 她曾是英国中国研究研究生网络(2018-2019)的内部秘书。英国伦敦国王学院战争研究系博士生。

题目: 解放军在中国军事化和平崛起背景下的战略作用 (2001-2019)

提要: 在过去的几十年中,中国军队的确取得了巨大的发展和现代化,由于中国不断增强的军事力量投射能力,美国以前挑衅性的霸权行为现在受到限制。 鉴于当今中国的军事力量现在已经能够通过军事化进行远程主动防御,因此中国的战略立场已经从现任中国最高领导人习近平领导下从对内主动防御转变为战略对抗。 演讲将讨论解放军的国际化作用,至少在可预见的将来,解放军的国际化作用受制于中共政权安全和国际背景这两个主要限制。

阿列索∙帕特拉诺 (Alessio Patalano) 博士,伦敦大学国王学院战争研究系副教授,亚洲安全与作战研究组主任, 伦敦国王学院战争研究系战争研究本科课程副主任。他专门研究日本海军的历史和战略以及东亚的当代海洋问题。他是亚洲安全与战争研究小组的主任,也是国王中国研究院的研究助理。他拥有那不勒斯大学(BA)和巴黎社会科学学院(DEA)的学位。自2006年以来,他一直是威尼斯意大利海军战争学院(ISMM)的海军战略和东亚安全客座讲师。在日本,他曾在东京的青山学院大学和国立政策研究学院(GRIPS)担任访问学者,目前是日本天普大学当代亚洲研究学院的兼职研究员。他最近的出版物包括:《过去的日子?英国战略和印度太平洋安全的塑造》(2019年)《战后日本作为海上力量:帝国遗产,战时经验和海军建设》(2016年)。

题目: 保护海外权益:中国对海上多边行动的参与的变化

提要: 演讲将回顾过去十五年间,解放军海军开展的作战活动显着扩大。在亚太边界内外出现对海洋稳定的跨国挑战的情况下,解放军海军与国际社会一道,共同应对各种危机,特别是反海盗行动的背景。在过去的十年中,中国海军已积极参与跨国活动。但是,随着该国海外权益的扩大,海军的责任也可能扩大。 责任的扩大将如何与过去的多边经验联系起来? 这次演讲将着重强调预计在全球范围内开展更多活动的海军所面临的机遇和挑战。

版块四 文明价值观与促进和平

主持与评议: 汉斯·马尔(Hanns Maull)教授,德国国际安全事务研究所高级杰出研究员 (见版块三)

发言: 彼得·施罗德、曹青、奂平清、常向群、周端

彼得·施罗德 (Peter Schröder) 教授,伦敦大学学院历史系和伦敦大学学院欧洲与国际社会政治研究所。于1995年、1999年在德国马尔堡的菲利普斯大学获得硕士及博士学位,2001年进入伦敦大学工作。他曾担任首尔、罗马、巴黎等地大学的客座教授,也曾在埃尔福特大学的马克斯·韦伯社会文化高级研究中心、布达佩斯中欧高级研究所、比利时皇家弗兰芒艺术科学高级研究中心担任高级研究员。同时,施诺德教授还是斯图加特的Staatsdiskurse系列丛书编委会成员,国际研究项目“欧洲社会政治思想史及研究体系:自然法1625—1850”的研究成员。他在政治思想史方面的著作颇丰,最近的出版成果包括专著《早期现代国际政治思想中的信任:1598—1713》(剑桥大学出版社,2017),编著:霍布斯的《巨兽或长期议会》的德译版(2015年,迈纳出版社)、菲尔默的《父权制》的德译版(2019年,迈纳出版社)。

题目: 他者之希望、恐惧、挑战与机遇:近代早期认知中的中国形象

提要: 在近代早期,中国在欧洲的思想观念中扮演了重要角色。这是因为日益扩大的贸易,及欧洲在探索想象国度(中国)时产生的哲学、政治、文学著作。这些著作构建了一种想象,而这种想象又进一步形成并塑造了近现代欧洲对中国动态的理解及认知。我的论文主要分析这一过程中的重要著作。它将评价这种部分想象的关系及在这种不同文化影响之下对于竞争、战争或和平的考量。欧洲体系已经形成了成熟精密的法律,它建立在坚固的合法性和政治法则之上,同时也使其他成员务必谨慎遵循。在此国际框架内,中国是如何被看待的?欧洲的著作是恪守成见,还是帮助促进欧洲更好地理解中国的政治及文化呢?这些著作的目的又是什么?以上就是我这篇论文关注的主要议题。


题目: 中国传统文化及其与当代的关联:和平的维护与实现

提要: 人类社会的健康生存必须处理好三大基本关系:人与人之间的关系,人与自然之间的关系,及人与自我的关系。这三大关系的核心都是追求和平:人与人间的和平相处,人与自然的和谐相处,及人内心世界的祥和。在数千年的历史演进中,中国产生了三种历史文化传统处理这人类三大关系命题。儒家传统注重社会关系的处理,提出一整套“和为贵”的社会观;道家传统重视人与自然的关系,提出“道法自然”的自然观;佛家传统注重人的心灵净化,提出控制欲望到达内心平和的“修心”心灵观。在现代社会生活中,这三大关系面临新的冲击与挑战,中国三大价值传统对应对这些冲击与挑战仍具有借鉴意义。各国之间,文化之间,文明之间推进和解谅解,对自然环境增进敬畏,对人心物欲加以节制,都有助于促进和平。因为这三大关系的失衡必定引来动荡,冲突甚至战乱。然而有效调节这三大关系,必须先从教育着手,必须教育下一代了解我们文化遗产中有价值的理念及实践,引导人们的日常社会行为,以促进我们日益狭小地球村的和平,繁荣与幸福。


题目: 孔子文化自觉的华夷观及其对世界和平的意义

提要: 欧国和中国尽管版图相当,但其发展的历史过程与结果却大为不同,如今的欧洲仍是民族国家分立,“欧盟”的理想与实践面临严峻挑战,中国则成为相对统一和团结的国家。在一统的中国和团结的中华民族形成过程中,中国文化价值无疑发挥了巨大作用,而孔子的思想则在中国文化精神中处于核心地位。关于孔子的民族关系思想,有不少学者认为孔子受时代局限,有强烈的民族歧视和文化歧视观念。实际上,在各民族迁徙、冲突与融合的春秋时代,孔子对当时盛行的“华夷之辨”持理性、自觉而谨慎的态度,很少歧视性地谈论“夷狄”,并没有狭隘的种族和族群主义观念,而是主张有教无类、四海一家、华夷共享、天下大同,这体现出孔子顺应民族迁徙与融合的历史趋势而重构时代价值与秩序的高度文化自觉。孔子这种思想,是中国各民族由多源走向一体的精神基础。中国共产党创造性地继承和发扬孔子的民族思想,建立和巩固了中国各民族平等、团结、互助、和谐的民族关系,并在新的形势下继续铸牢中华民族共同体意识,同时致力于人类命运共同体的构建。在当今世界纷争、全球治理面临严峻挑战的时代,孔子的民族关系思想无疑对世界和平有着重要意义,我们迫切需要“新时代的孔子”。

常向群教授,全球中国研究院院长,英国伦敦大学学院名誉教授。她发表的中英文著述近100项,约200余万字,代表作为《马克思主义社会学论稿》(中文版58万字2018,46万字1992),《关系抑或礼尚往来:江村的互惠社会支持网和社会创造的研究》(中文简体字版,54万字,2009, 英文和中文繁体字版两个版本, 2010)。主编《社会建设:中国社会的一种发展模式》(英文版2014;英文和中文两个版本的增补版,2015-18);合作主编《费孝通研究》(三卷本,2015-18)。在研究中,她研发了一个有中国特色的互惠、互动、社会关系和社会网络的模型,借用并改造中国古典的和民间常用的“礼尚往来”用法,正在锤炼出一个基于“礼仪资本”的具有普适价值的分析概念:“互适”(recipropriety)。她还是《中国比较研究》期刊(英文版和中文版)主编,全球世纪出版社总编,主编多套系列丛书,如“中国社会科学全球化”,“中华概念”,“读懂中国与世界”,“全球中国对话文集”,合作主编“三只眼转文化丛书”等。

题目: 费孝通的文明观与和平观及其影响——基于“《费孝通全集》(20卷)语料库”分析

提要: 受兰卡斯特大学ESRC社会科学的语料库方法中心的研究的启发,在2016年“第三届全球中国对话”后举办的”语料库中国社会科学“工作场后,全球中国研究院一直在中国社会科学语境下推广和应用“语料库社科法”。为纪念著名的社会学家、人类学家、社会活动家和中国国家领导人费孝通教授诞辰110周年(1910-2005),我们创建了”《费孝通全集》(20卷)语料库“。费孝通在全集中使用725次文明,593次和平。 这次演讲将对它们加以分析,并回答以下问题:费孝通的文明观及和平观是什么?它们是如何发展的起来的,它们对中国的学术和政策研究的影响何在? 对促进当下的世界和平有何借鉴意义?


  • 全球中国对话系列组委会联系主席
  • 版块四发言
  • 招待会致辞

周端 (Joël Ruet)博士,法国桥智库 (The Bridge Tank) 总裁,经济师,顾问,对中国,印度,法国,西非和北非智库行业、政策和经济外交的影响者。 桥智库是20国集团(G20)下的“智库20”(Think20)成员。周端博士是一位从事中国、印度及西非新兴政策研究的专家,出版了8部相关著作,是法国24号外交信使《世界报》的定期撰稿人。他是矿业学院(Ecole des mines)即巴黎技术学院和伦敦经济学院的校友,曾为法国、印度和塞内加尔政府提供咨询。他既是前世界经济中国中心访问学者,也是达沃斯世界经济论坛和巴黎奥赛大使俱乐部的常客。他是米哈伊尔·戈尔巴乔夫的非政府组织——“绿十字法国”(Green Cross France)的定向委员会成员,印度政府内阁部长的非政府组织——马纳夫·萨丹·维卡斯·桑森(Manav Sadhan Vikas Sanssan)委员会委员。10年来,周端博士一直在印度、中国和非洲为《财富》500强企业和能源与核能、汽车、农业和矿业领域的私募股权基金提供了首席执行官/首席财务官级别的咨询服务。他是2006年法国总统竞选中多米尼克·斯特劳斯·卡恩(Dominique Strauss Kahn’s)的经济团队的幕僚,还是2011年马丁奥布里夫人(Mrs Martine Aubry)的“创意实验室”成员,也曾参与到多次非洲总统选举的智囊团工作中。他曾担任塞内加尔政府农业和农村设备部长的特别顾问。

题目: 中国对生态文明的看法及其对可持续性的和平的重要性

提要: 习近平主席和中国共产党提出了生态文明的概念,这一概念也正在被践行。在中国主持的关于生物多样性的国际气候变化会议召开前夕,以及旨在绿色化倡议的第二届“一带一路”峰会之后的契机下,这次谈话希望探讨“生态文明”的来源和全球相关性。更具体地说,这次发言来源于不同的书面信息(包括习主席的浙江经验、中国的治理和十九大报告)。目前工业现代化正在中国各省如火如荼地开展,这次关于环境作为全球共同利益的世界性讨论的声明,将引发建立“绿色和平基金”的思考,以配合各国领导人目前提出的全球和平治理建议。


主持:马丁·阿尔布劳(Martin Albrow,见开幕式) 

发言: 赵可金和马丁·雅克(Martin Jacques)

赵可金教授,清华大学清华大学社会科学学院副院长、全球共同发展研究院副院长, 国际关系学系主任、教授。复旦大学法学(国际关系)博士,兼任教育部区域国别基地专家委员会委员、中国人民争取和平与裁军协会理事、中国高校国际政治学会常务理事、察哈尔学会高级研究员、一带一路百人论坛专家委员会委员、吉林大学公共外交研究院客座教授、《公共外交季刊》编辑部副主任、编委等社会职务,2012年入选教育部新世纪优秀人才,2015年入选北京市四个一批人才。主要从事外交学、公共外交、中美关系等研究,先后出版《营造未来:美国国会游说的制度解读》(2006年)、《中国国际关系理论研究》(2008年)、《公共外交的理论与实践》(2007年)、《全球公民社会与民族国家》(2008年)等著作十一部,在SSCI、CSSCI国内外期刊发表论文120多篇,荣获省部级科研奖励一等奖三项,二等奖三项。

题目: 全球和平的中国方案,中国共产党的探索

提要: 和平是一种伟大的思想,更是无数扎实的行动。新中国成立后,中国共产党对争取和维护世界和平进行了不懈探索,提出了和平共处五项原则、和平发展道路、互利共赢的开放战略、和而不同、和谐世界、新型国际关系、人类命运共同体等众多中国方案,积累了丰富的外交经验,产生了广泛的世界影响。理解中国方案,必须将其放在中国共产党的和平探索实践中,才能得到完整的画面和清晰的逻辑。尤其是在联合国维和机制上,尽管联合国维和行动并非中国提出的和平方案,但中国的维和行动却反映了中国对和平的理解,积极提出维和行动的中国方案,具有鲜明的中国特色。

马丁·雅克(Martin Jacques)教授是英国的著名的记者、编辑、学术和政治评论员及作家。他是剑桥大学政治与国际系高级研究员,在日本、新加坡、美国及中国等国的高等学府担任客座教授。他曾担任伦敦经济学院的客座研究员(2003—2012),英国智库Demos咨询顾问会的首任主席(1993—1997)及董事(1993—2000),《今日马克思主义》的编辑(1977—1991)。他从剑桥大学毕业后,曾担任布里斯托大学教授社会经济史系的讲师。雅克教授的大多数作品多为杂志或报纸的文章、《今日马克思主义》的社论及讲座。他曾合编或合著了《劳动向前迈出的步伐停止了吗》(1981),《撒切尔主义的政治》(1983),《新时代》(1989),《错误》 (1998)。他是全球畅销书《当中国统治世界:中国的崛起和西方世界的衰落》(2012,2009)的作者。

题目: 中国将成为什么样的大国:乐观的原因

提要: 西方普遍认为作为世界大国的中国会像美国(或美国之前的英国)一样,只是会更糟。我认为这是错误的,中国的情况是不同的,因为其历史和文化的特殊性,中国会成为一个不一样的大国。历史上的美国或英国都看重军事力量,而中国没有。比如,与欧洲的殖民体系相比,朝贡制度主要还是文化或经贸方面而非军事上的制度。或者,举一个当代的例子,较之美国、英国、法国、德国及日本的发展历程,中国无疑是和平崛起的。那么,作为大国的中国究竟是什么样的呢?


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  • 闭幕式发言


英格丽·克兰菲尔德(Ingrid Cranfield)女士, 全球中国研究院副院长,全球世纪出版社社长兼编审。克兰菲尔德女士是作家(出版了13 本著述)、编辑、翻译、文学顾问和讲师。她还是社区领导人:她加 入了许多学教、慈善等组织的理事会,并曾被任命为伦敦恩菲尔德区 的地方治理领导者。她曾经为2010年至2014年她被选为恩菲尔德议员 (2010-14),恩菲尔德市副市长(2013-14)

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主持: 戴雨果(Hugo de Burgh)

戴雨果(Hugo de Burgh)教授, 英国威斯敏斯特大学中国传媒中心主任,传播与媒体研究所新闻学教授。他也是中国清华大学教授,中国国家外国专家局(SAFEA)高级讲座教授。他曾在英国电视台工作了15年,是调查性新闻领域的权威。他是《你不知道的西方》的作者兼主持人,这是一部由七部分组成的纪录片系列,是中央电视台第一次委托国外制作的时事节目。他的研究兴趣:记者的角色,尤其是中英新闻调查记者。他对于中国及其媒体的书籍和期刊已经广泛发表,是超过十本书的作者或编辑。他最近的著作有《中国媒体》(合编,2018),《在新兴世界秩序中的中国媒体》(2017)。早期的书籍包括:《你不知道的西方》(中文,2013)、《中国环境和中国环境下的记者》(2012)、《西方记者在中国:体制与政策》(中文,2012年)、《中国气候变化与环境报道的新机遇》(2010年)、《调查性新闻》(2008年第2版),《新闻调查记者》(2007年,2008年)、《制造记者》(Making Journalists,2007年),《中国的影响:中国崛起和未来英国》(2007年)、《奖牌光芒是否还闪烁?变化世界中之未来英国大学》(2007年)、《中国:朋友还是敌人?》(2006年)、《中国和英国:中国发展的潜在影响》(2005年)、《中国记者:引领世界最大国家的媒介信息》(2003 年)。


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欢迎词: Dame Sue Owen DCB

苏·欧文(Dame Sue Owen)女勋爵,巴斯勋章指挥官获得者(DCB),公务员、经济学家和学者。曾任英国数字、文化、媒体和体育部前副部长(2013-2019),社会福利保障部就业及退休保障局局长(2009-2013),外交部经济事务顾问以及英国驻华盛顿大使馆经济部部长(1999-2002)。她在白宫的三十年职业生涯之前,在从剑桥大学毕业后,她于1979至1988年间,分别是卡迪夫大学的讲师和伦敦政经学院的研究员,主要研究关于女性在劳动力市场中的问题。


致辞: 于芃, 李嵬和常向群

于芃先生, 中国驻英国大使馆文化处公使衔参赞,曾任中国文化部文化部对外文化联络局副局长,文化部中外文化交流中心主任,《中外文化交流》杂志社社长。于芃先生, 中国驻英国大使馆文化处公使衔参赞,曾任中国文化部文化部对外文化联络局副局长,文化部中外文化交流中心主任,《中外文化交流》杂志社社长。于芃先生, 中国驻英国大使馆文化处公使衔参赞,曾任中国文化部文化部对外文化联络局副局长,文化部中外文化交流中心主任,《中外文化交流》杂志社社长。


李嵬教授,英国社会科学院院士、英国皇家艺术院院士, 英国伦敦大学 学院应用语言讲席教授, UCL应用语言研究中心主任。主要研究方向:双语和多语现象, 包括双语多语第一语言习得、早期第二语言习得、双语多语人言语障碍、语码转换语用学、双语教育及跨文化交流。其目前研究关注多语发言人的创造性和评判性。他还对亚洲哲学有兴趣 (尤其是儒家、道家和佛教哲学) 和语用学、不同文化中’自我’概念、 对跨文化和跨语言沟通应用会话分析。他研究方向与移民研究、文化记忆、人类学、心理学、认知科学等领域有联系。李教授是《国际双语学报》 (International Journal of Bilingualism, SAGE出版社)及《应用语言学评论》(Applied Linguistics Review,De Gruyter 出版社) 主编、《汉语语言与话语》(Chinese Language and Discourse,Benjamins出版社) 、《全球华语》(Global Chinese,De Gruyter出版社) 联合主编。同时是《语言及语言学 研究方法指南》(Guides to Reserch Methods in Language and Linguistics; Wiley-Blackwell)、 《当代应用语言学》(Contemporary Applied Linguistics;Bloomsbury)、《中国语言政策与实践》(Language Policies and Practices in China;De Gruyter) 丛书系列主编。


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常向群教授 (见版块四)

Highlights 关注 Call for Participants to The 6th Global China Dialogue (GCD VI) Governance for World Peace 会议邀请: 第六届全球中国对话 ——世界和平治理 Call for Participants to The 6th Global China Dialogue (GCD VI) Governance for World Peace 会议邀请: 第六届全球中国对话 ——世界和平治理 Photo report - China through British eyes: launch of new books and donation of books 图片报道——英国人眼里的中国: 新书发布和赠书仪式 Photo reports: Roundtable Discussion on China and International Communications and Agreement-signing Ceremony between New World Press and Global Century Press 多视角看中国与国际传播圆桌会议暨 新世界出版社与全球世纪出版社合作出版签约仪式 Happy Chinese New Year of the Pig! 恭贺各位2019猪年新禧! Digital Interconnection and Intelligent Manufacturing — Social Change and Cultural Transformation in Global Society (Pre-GCD Forum) 数字互联和智造论坛——全球社会变迁和文化转型(对话前论坛) The 5th Global China Dialogue (GCD V): Governance for Global Justice 第五届全球中国对话:全球正义治理通知 Academic Publishing and Knowledge Service for China and China in Comparative Studies (Post-GCD forum) 中国及中国比较研究学术出版与知识服务论坛(对话后论坛) Photo report: Agreement-signing ceremony and launch of English edition of China’s Role in a Shared Human Future at the London Book Fair 图片报道《中国在人类命运共同体中的角色》 ​合作出版签约仪式在伦敦书展举办
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