East Asian Regional Identity and Rise of China

Different from waning of regionalism in both North American and Europe after 2008 global financial crisis, regional cooperation in East Asia at different level has received a special attention.

We will focus on following three questions: Why and how great powers rush for conceptualizing East Asian regional cooperation in past three decades? How to reassess “ASEAN way” and “ASEAN centrality” on which almost all regional institutions in this region are based? And finally, how to evaluate “hybridized regionalism” as a new concept to explain on-going East Asian regionalism in terms of China’s rise and Sino-US-Japanese relations?

Lecturer's bio: Dr. WANG Zhengyi,Distinguished professor (Changjiang scholar) and chair of Department of International Political Economy, SIS, Peking University, China. As one of founders of IPE in China, he has focused on international political economy, especially on Asian Pacific regionalism and political economy of transition in China. He has published a series of books and articles in both Chinese and English, including General Theory of International Political Economy (2010,2012,2017), “The Rise of China: The Sustained Development of the World System or the End of It?” (2013), “Contending East Asian Regional Identity: market-led, institutions or social reconstruction?”(2010),“Researching International Relations in China”(2010),“Conceptualizing Economic Security and Governance: China confronts globalization ”(2004), “Inherit or Transfer: A Dilemma in Reconstructing Chinese Social Reality”(1998).

Published Aug. 23, 2018 11:31 AM - Last modified Sep. 3, 2018 1:20 PM