‘Community of Shared Destiny for Mankind’: Remaking the World in China’s Image


About the Seminar

The seminar will review the origins, purposes, and determinants for the future prospects of President Xi Jinping’s signature initiative to build a “Community of Shared Destiny for Mankind” – a new type of global community that would complement Xi’s “China Dream” of fostering “the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation”. Through the ‘Community of Shared Destiny” discourse, Beijing has been proactively mobilising broad international support for China-led global governance norms and institutions that compete with and would potentially replace the current liberal rules-based order. The Chinese vision of global governance is taking shape through three key vehicles, namely the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), the Global Development Initiative (GDI), and the recently launched Global Security Initiative (GSI). The seminar will also unpack Southeast Asia’s roles in these Chinese initiatives and the priority accorded by Beijing to the region as an important building-block in the construction of a new China-centred global community.

About the Speaker

Dr. David Arase is Resident Professor of International Politics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies Hopkins-Nanjing Center located in China. He is currently a non-resident Visiting Senior Fellow with the Regional Strategic and Political Studies Programme at ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute and a Visiting Scholar at National Chengchi University in Taipei, Taiwan. His most recent book publications are The Belt and Road Initiative in Asia, Africa, and Europe (co-editor and contributor, forthcoming late 2022); The Routledge Handbook of Africa-Asia Relations (co-editor, 2018); The Rise of China: Implications for East Asian Order (editor and contributor, 2016); and The US-Japan Alliance: Balancing Soft and Hard Power (co-editor and contributor, 2010).


This is a hybrid event which will be held at ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute (ISEAS).

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Attending the Event Virtually via Webinar

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If you have questions for the speaker, please key in your questions via the Q&A, stating your name and affiliation. The moderator will field them to the speaker during the Q&A session.


Sep 13 2022


GMT +8
2:00 pm - 3:15 pm


ISEAS Seminar Room 2 / Webinar