China’s Expanded Perceptions of the Indo-Pacific: Global and Regional Implications


About the Webinar

The existing Indo-Pacific discourse has largely focused on how and why the US and its like-minded partners have promoted the strategic concept of the Indo-Pacific, and how China has rejected it in the domain of maritime security. What has been overlooked, however, are changing and complex Chinese attitudes and responses towards the Indo-Pacific. This webinar aims to fill this gap by demonstrating unfolding and expanding Chinese perceptions of the region and how China has co-opted certain components of the Indo-Pacific, especially in geo-economics, which is characterised by the maritime-continental hybridity. It will bring a missing perspective to the debate by highlighting China’s evolving, complex and multifaceted approaches to the Indo-Pacific. It will also look into how China’s expanding perceptions of the region have informed its institutional initiatives for regional cooperation in the Indo-Pacific that run in parallel with ASEAN-led platforms. In China’s broadening regional imagination, ASEAN’s role as the “institutional anchor” of the regional architecture is no longer as prominent as it used to be.

About the Speaker

Baogang He is Alfred Deakin Professor at Deakin University, and the Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia. Professor He is widely known for his work in Chinese politics, in particular the deliberative politics in China as well as in Asian politics covering regionalism, international relations, federalism, and multiculturalism in Asia. Professor He has published seven single-authored books, and 88 international refereed journal articles. His publications are found in top journals including Science, British Journal of Political Science, Journal of Peace Research, Political Theory, Political Studies and Perspectives on Politics.


This webinar will be delivered online entirely. You can join the webinar at the specified date and time using devices (computer, phone, or tablet) with internet connection.

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Apr 04 2022


10:00 am - 11:00 am