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Monday
09
APR

Book Launch — China Story Yearbook 2017: Prosperity

17:15
19:00

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The Australian Centre on China in the World invites you to celebrate the Canberra launch of its premier annual publication:

The event will be launched by Dr Andrew Leigh MP, with an introduction by ANU Vice-Chancellor Professor Brian Schmidt. CIW Director and Yearbook co-editor Dr Jane Golley will lead a panel discussion with Yearbook contributors: Dr Natalie Köhle, Dr Graeme Smith, and Ms Wen Meizhen.

Attendees will receive a free copy of the Yearbook.

China Story Yearbook 2017: Prosperity

A ‘moderately prosperous society’ with no Chinese individual left behind — that’s the vision for China set out by Chinese President Xi Jinping in a number of important speeches in 2017. ‘Moderate’ prosperity may seem like a modest goal for a country with more billionaires (609 at last count) than the US. But the ‘China Story’ is a complex one. The China Story Yearbook 2017: Prosperity surveys the important events, pronouncements, and personalities that defined 2017. It also presents a range of perspectives, from the global to the individual, the official to the unofficial, from mainland China to Hong Kong and Taiwan. Together, the stories present a richly textured portrait of a nation that in just forty years has lifted itself from universal poverty to (unequally distributed) wealth, changing itself and the world in the process.

Date: Monday, 9 April 2018
Time: 5:15pm–7:00pm

Venue: The Auditorium, China in the World Building, 188 Fellows Lane, The Australian National University

Registration essential by Thursday 5 April 2018

More info: http://ciw.anu.edu.au/events/event_details.php?id=17832