Expert Lectures on China's Emergence as Superpower

Columbia Law School Event Scheduled for Dec. 5
Press contact:
Erin St. John Kelly
Office: 212-854-1787
Cell: 646-284-8549
November 28, 2007 (NEW YORK) – China is a rising superpower predicted by some to have the largest economy in the world by mid-century. Or, is it a brutal, authoritarian regime that is a threat to the geo-stability of the industrial world? Professor Randall Peerenboom, whose recent book, China Modernizes: Threat to the West of Model for the Rest? critically evaluates China’s economic, political and legal systems, will lecture at Columbia Law School on December 5. His talk will attempt to establish which is the true picture of China. He is also the author of more than sixty articles and several books on Chinese law and philosophy.
WHAT: China Modernizes: Threat to the West or Model for the Rest? Lecture given by Randall Peerenboom visiting from the University of Oxford’s Center for Socio-Legal Studies. Sponsored by The Center for Chinese Legal Studies, Columbia Law School.
WHEN: Wednesday, December 5, 2007, 12:15 P.M.
WHERE: Columbia Law School, Jerome Greene Hall, Case Lounge, 7th Floor, 435 W 116 Street, between Amsterdam Ave. and Morningside Drive, New York City. Via subway: #1 train to 116 Street (Broadway)/Columbia University.
This event is open to journalists. Please contact Erin Kelly at [email protected] or 212-854-1787 if you would like attend.
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