China Foreign Affairs University, Beijing
July 5, 2014

The 2014 conference – New Great Power Relations and Reshaping Regional Structures – will focus on new research in fields such as diplomacy, history, international conflict management, global political economy, international relations, peace studies and strategic theory. Participants in this ongoing series of conferences represent numerous disciplines, and often employ inter-disciplinary methods in developing their research.

Conference Theme: New Great Power Relations and Reshaping Regional Structures

In 2013-14 the People’s Republic of China (PRC) held the Third Plenary Meeting of the 18th Party Congress. A domestic outcome was the creation of a new concept for the shifting of the power structures – the Leading Group on the Comprehensive Deepening of Reform. A new model of regional major power relations was proposed and the PRC declared the formation of an expanded Air Defence Identification Zone which required the United States of America (US) and Japan to further consider their role and actions in the region beyond the ongoing disputes over islands such as the Diaoyu/Senkaku. Economically the PRC increased its policy focus on its domestic market; more efficient use of capital and higher levels of productivity. This occurred within the broader global environment of continued rebalancing of US and European Union priorities in the face of ongoing economic downturns. Do these events constitute new great power relations and the reshaping of regional structure? How do these changes affect individual states and/or economies in the region? What are the motivations and opportunities being sought? Are there any consequential challenges or problems?

Scholarship from the Conference 本次会议出版的作品列表:

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Cooperation and Competition in Chinese and Japanese Construction of their Maritime Power Identities

Gaye Christoffersen, Johns Hopkins University

Is the China Dream a Regional Nightmare?

Shelley Parkinson, Bond University

Paradigm’s End: Domestic Reforms and Grand Narratives

Jonathan H. Ping, Bond University

Preventive Diplomacy in East Asia: Is it Enough to Manage Great Power Relations?

Elizabeth S. Dahl, University of Nebraska at Omaha

Sino-American Transitions: Language, Identity and Information

Chris Janiec, China Foreign Affairs University

Strategic Interaction in an Era of Complex and Deep Interdependence

Thomas D. Lairson, Rollins College

The SCO as the Zone of Shared Understanding: Recent developments and future prospects

Alica Kizekova, Metropolitan University of Prague

Troubled Waters in the East China Sea - China's ADIZ 中国防空识别区

Oana Burcu, University of Nottingham