A portrait of Zhiu Jinghao

China Media Centre 2019 Spring Seminar

Chair: Professor Chang Xiangqun

Speaker: Dr Zhou Jinghao


China is one of a few communist countries to survive into the twenty-first century. The Chinese economy was on the verge of collapse in the 1970s mainly because of failures of the planned economy. After Mao Zedong’s death, China began to depart the classic Maoism and combined its political power with market forces to develop its economy, so-called the socialist road with Chinese characteristics.

This Chinese development model has created the world’s fastest-growing economy and enormous global political influence. However, China’s highspeed economic growth began to decelerate in 2011 and will possibly continue to fall for years to come. Meanwhile, China faces great challenges from the mainstream of the international society. Is the China model losing power? Why? It is important especially for developed countries to address the questions in order to work with the rising power China and handle their domestic issues.

This talk will discuss the domestic and international dimensions of the China model and present different perspectives to generate further discussion on the questions.

About the speaker: Dr Zhou Jinghao

Dr. Zhou Jinghao is an Associate Professor of Asian Studies at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, New York State. His research interests focus on contemporary China and international relations.

Zhou is the author of four books:

  • Chinese vs. Western Perspectives: Understanding Contemporary China (2014/2016)
  • China’s Peaceful Rise in a Global Context: A Domestic Aspect of China’s Road Map to Democratization (2010/2012)
  • Remaking China’s Public Philosophy and Chinese Women’s Liberation:  The Volatile Mixing of Confucianism, Marxism, and Feminism (2006)
  • Remaking China’s Public Philosophy for the Twenty-first Century (2003)

His forty plus articles in English appear in various journals and newspapers. He has also published more than forty articles in Chinese journals and newspapers.


This is one of the Global China Media Seminar Series (GCMSS), co-organised with Global China Institute. For more information about China Media Centre (CMC) events, please contact Alja Kranjec at: [email protected].