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Understanding China's Regionally Administered Totalitarianism

March 26, 2024 • 2:00 – 3:00 pm EDT

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On March 26th, 2:00-3:00pm, please join the Freeman Chair in China Studies for a discussion on the institutional underpinnings of China’s political economy. What explains the Communist Party’s ongoing resilience? Why did China pivot away from the economic reforms that had generated so much wealth for the country and the government?

To answer these questions, the Freeman Chair is pleased to welcome Chenggang Xu, Senior Research Scholar at the Stanford Center on China’s Economy and Institutions and Visiting Fellow at Hoover Institution of Stanford University; and a Visiting Professor, Finance Department, at Imperial College London. He is also author of the forthcoming book Institutional Genes: The Origins of China's Institutions and Totalitarianism (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming) exploring these questions. Xu advances the framework of “Regionally Administered Totalitarianism” (RADT) to describe China’s political economic transition during the reform period. The event will be moderated by Jude Blanchette, Freeman Chair in China Studies at CSIS. 

This event is made possible through general support to CSIS. 

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Chenggang Xu
Senior Research Scholar at the Stanford Center on China’s Economy and Institutions and Visiting Fellow at Hoover Institution of Stanford University; and Visiting Professor at Imperial College London