Several decades ago, when Japan was a rising power in Asia, people talked about the EU-US-Japan Triad. The international situation is changing so rapidly in the 21st century that China is now regarded as an emerging power whose rise will have a huge impact on international relations. Indicated in its title, the conference focuses on the latest changes in the world and examines how important the interactions between the EU, the US and China are to the future of global governance.
As China rises to prominence, current scholarship examines the strategies of appeal China has deployed to penetrate different parts of the globe at the expense of American dominance. One such strategy has been the rhetoric of “peaceful development” (heping fazhan) and “harmonious society” (hexie shehuì), devised to ease anxieties about China’s global expansion, maintain authoritarian rule at home, and articulate an inclusive identity for its diverse populations.
Ms. Chelsea Chia-chen Chou, a doctoral student at Cornell University, has won the best graduate student paper award for her paper "The politics of voluntary expansion of social rights" presented at the 23rd annual meeting of the Association of Chinese Political Studies (http://www.acpsus.org) at Endicott College in Beverly, Massachusetts this summer.