Dialogue Symposium on „Socialism with Chinese Characteristics“

Monday, July 23rd, 2018, 10-12 h

Lecture room JAP1, Institut für Ostasienwissenschaften
Campus Altes AKH, Hof 2, Tür 2.4
Spitalgasse 2, 1090 Vienna

Irrespective of the concrete meaning of socialism and the function of Marxism in contemporary China the increasing global significance of the dynamic development in China is indisputable.

Recently the biggest official Austrian delegation ever abroad visited China. In July 50 Chinese professors for Marxism will visit Austria, also the biggest respective group ever in Austria. The symposium is a chance to get in dialogue with them and so with a world shaping force of ideas.

The last party congress formulated specific targets for the development in China until 2035 and 2050. How will China shape the world development? Will it be a contribution to the progress of mankind? What about threats and chances? Is the New Silk Road as the most outstanding investment strategy in history also relevant for Austria?

Programm

First hour

Introduction and Moderation by Univ.-Prof. Susanne WEIGELIN-SCHWIEDRZIK University of Vienna, former Vice-Rector, Department of East Asia Studies

Professor CHENG Enfu, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and Chair of the World Association for Political Economy, and Allen DING, Professor at Shanghai University of Finance and Economics will present introductory presentations on „Socialism with Chinese Characteristics in the New Era and the World“.

Then a round-table will discuss the topic:

Gabriele MICHALITSCH, University of Vienna, Department of Political Science
Hannes FELLNER, University of Vienna, Department of Linguistics
Josef BAUM, University of Vienna, Department of Geography and Regional Research

Second hour: open discussion

The symposium will be held in English.

The symposium is organized by the Department of East Asian Studies of the University of Vienna, Transform Austria and the China Study Group Europe with the World Association for Political Economy.

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