A lecture by Professor Jianping Wang, an emeritus professor of Philosophy and Religion at Shanghai Normal University and is a visiting research scholar at Harvard University.
“Seventeen years ago when the 911 tragedy occurred some hardliners in the leadership of PRC regarded this event as a strategic opportunity for China: a weaken USA trapped in her confrontation with the force of the radical Islam would be in the national interests for the Communist China survival. However, no long time since then, China faces the same problem: the danger coming from the Islamic extremism and the international terrorism. The growth of Islam in China after the 1980s has impacted upon the domestic and foreign policies in the PRC government. With the intensified trade war and the competition between the two largest economic powers in the world, the talk of ‘China, the Islamic World and America’ will unfold this complicated triangle relationship at the very crucial present time.”
Sponsored by: East Asian Studies
Co-sponsored by: The Center for Buddhist Studies, the Center for Middle East Studies, College of Humanities, and Religious Studies & Classics