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China's Crisis of Success: Book Talk with Dr. William Overholt

January 15, 2019 • 2:00 – 3:15 pm EST

Over the past four decades, China has overcome significant political and economic challenges through reform and opening, but its successes have brought new, increasingly complex challenges. William Overholt, Senior Fellow at Harvard University’s Asia Center, has studied China's rise and concludes that China can no longer rely on existing methods of development and reform. Instead, he says China must undertake a re-invention of its politics and economics to solve pressing challenges like inequality, corruption, environmental degradation, and globalization. In his new book China's Crisis of Success, Dr. Overholt presents these findings and argues that Xi Jinping’s political strategy is the riskiest of any contemporary national leader, and that this strategy could result in growth, stagnation, or a serious crisis. 

The Freeman Chair in China Studies invites you to join us on January 15 as Dr. Overholt presents the findings of his new book. The presentation will be followed by brief comments from Scott Kennedy, Senior Adviser of the Freeman Chair in China Studies and Director of the Project on Chinese Business and Political Economy, and then a moderated discussion with the audience.

Copies of Dr. Overholt's book will be available for sale at the event.

This event is made possible through general support to CSIS.

Scott Kennedy
Senior Adviser and Trustee Chair in Chinese Business and Economics

William Overholt

Senior Fellow, Asia Center, Harvard University