Lecture Confucius Institute: 'The Inevitable Asianization of the World, a stunning Chinese example'
|Wanneer:||do 12-11-2015 19:30 - 21:00|
|Waar:||Van der Leeuwzaal, Academy building|
This lecture is part of the series of lectures on China’s Business Environment, which is jointly launched by the Groningen Confucius Institute (GCI) and the International Business School (IBS) of Hanze UAS. At this moment, the center of economic power in the world is rapidly changing from West to East. That means, among other things, that the 21st century will be the era of Asia, more specically East Asia and India. This lecture will focus on a stunning recent example of this power shift: the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), an initiative from China. Comparisons will be made with the two existing global banks (IMF and World Bank), as well as the other regional bank (the Japan-lead Asian Development Bank). How does the AIIB t into China’s global geostrategy and what are the consequences for the United States, who unsuccessfully (except in the case of Japan) lobbied its European and Asian allies to not join the Chinese bank? Finally, the lecture will examine the possibilities the new Chinese initiatives, such as the AIIB and the new Silk Road, will give to Europe and the Netherlands specically.
About the speaker
Rien T. Segers was professor of Asian Business Strategies at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands and Founding Director of the Center for Japanese Studies. He has been a visiting professor at many universities and research institutions in China, Japan, South Korea and the United States. Currently, he is Fellow of the Netherlands Institute of International Relations Clingendael. In addition he is professor of Asian Business Strategies at the International Business School of Hanze University of Applied Sciences. He frequently appears in the press (radio, tv, newspapers) for commentary on developments in East Asia and on the coming ‘Asianization’ of the world in the 21st century and has written many books on this subject as well, the most recent being Asia: reshaping the global economic landscape (Shaker Publishing, 2013) and the upcoming Multinational Management. A Casebook on Asia’s Global Market Leaders (Springer International, 2015).
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