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China, Democratization, History, Memory and politics of the past, North-East Asia, Political order, Political science, Politics / Political Systems, Sociology, Les études du CERI
One of the most striking phenomena of China’s recent history is the singular life trajectory of the generation born in large metropolises between the end of the 1940s and the early 1950s. After having endured with full force their country’s upheavals and ruptures after 1949, the people of this generation occupy dominant positions in most sectors of social life today. Yet despite its importance, the history of this generation—who contributed to build what China is today—has not triggered much academic research. The seven life stories presented in this study provide information and a testimony that help understand how these people elaborate a discourse on their personal experience. Analysing this discourse makes it possible to grasp the connections between individual life paths and events as well as social determinations.
China, Diasporas, Fight against crime and corruption, Foreign policy, France, Globalization, Human rights, North-East Asia, Western Europe, Les dossiers du CERI
China, Economic transactions, Foreign policy, Globalization, Governance, International organizations, North-East Asia, Power, Regional integration, Les dossiers du CERI
Informal Relations Between Beijing and Taipei: The Expansion of Academic Diplomacy in the Taiwan Strait
Borders, China, Identities, Nationalism, Southeast Asia, Sovereignty, State, Taiwan, Les études du CERI
Since the Kuomintang returned to power in 2008, Beijing has adjusted its communication strategy towards Taiwan, while maintaining the same long-term goal of reunification. This strategy of rapprochement by seduction rather than by threat promotes the rapid growth of exchanges between the Chinese and Taiwanese populations at all levels: students, tourists, farmers, businessmen, academics, retired diplomats and military, politicians, etc. Especially, the multiplication of meetings between academics of both countries is creating new channels of communication over the Strait, allowing on the one hand to compensate for the lack of formal diplomacy between Beijing and Taipei, and on the other hand to compete with informal diplomatic links existing between Taiwan and several of its partners (US and Japan, mainly). These communication channels could ultimately reinforce Beijing’s strategy – and China keeps investing heavily in their development – but could also be used as a conduit to prevent and to manage crisis would tensions reappear in the Strait.
China, Economic transactions, Emerging States, Globalization, Markets / Finance, Multinational corporations, NGOs / Civil society, North-East Asia, Politics / Political Systems, Poverty, Social policy, Les études du CERI
Stéphanie Balme, Jean-Luc Domenach, Jean-Louis Rocca, Yuxin Jiang, Martine Le Boulaire, Denis Segrestin
Borders, China, Emerging States, Energy / Natural resources, Indonesia, International security, Malaysia, Philippines, Seas / Oceans, South Asia, Southeast Asia, Sovereignty, Vietnam, Wars / Conflicts, Les dossiers du CERI
China, Conflict resolution, Foreign policy, North-East Asia, Sovereignty, Taiwan, Les dossiers du CERI