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In his address to the IIEA, Professor Mitter outlined what China’s ambition to become one of the world’s most important geopolitical actors might mean for its engagement with Europe post-Brexit, how the liberal world might fully assess which aspects of China’s rise should be welcomed, and which aspects are cause for concern. This talk mapped some of the main areas of China’s rise and discussed possible responses from a rapidly-changing Europe.


About the Speaker:

Rana Mitter is the Director of the University China Centre at the University of Oxford, where he is Professor of the History and Politics of Modern China. He is the author of several books, the most recent of which is China’s War with Japan, 1937-45: The Struggle for Survival (Penguin, 2013), which won the 2014 RUSI/Duke of Westminster’s Medal for Military Literature and was named a Book of the Year in the Financial Times and Economist. He was elected a Fellow of the British Academy in 2015.