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The World Politics Center

Formed in 2013, the World Politics Center gets its problem consciousness from the following perspectives.

Since the reform and opening-up policy taken in 1978, and especially after its accession to the WTO in 2001, China experienced a rapid economic development by joining the US-led world order. The fundamental character that distinguishes China’s rise from other countries is its large scale. It will change and redefine the world order deeply. Meanwhile, this process will be accompanied with further inner changes and re-examination of China itself. Thus, new meanings shall emerge in the process of interactions between domestic politics and foreign affairs.

Along with China’s rise, the ‘world market’ that Carl Marx mentioned in 1840 is developing in a much deeper sense. Yet, studies on how this would influence world order politically and ethically, and what impacts would be brought to China itself are still quite insufficient. This is why we would like to set up such a center, which will focus on researches on the issue of ‘world market’ and ‘world politics’.

The center’s concrete research and discussions involve:

1.The ethic and jurisprudence structure of the US-led world order.

2.China’s economic rise and political re-structuring of the world order.

3.Relations between continent order and ocean order.

4.Relations between nation states and world politics, future of sovereignty theory.

5.Meaning of world politics in new technology and new governing measures.

6.New understanding of China in perspective of world politics.

The center plans to host two or three seminars, one interdisciplinary conference, and some inner discussions each year, hoping that some academic outputs would be achieved.


Director  Shi Zhan (Department of Diplomacy, China Foreign Affairs University)

Qu Bo  (Institute of International Relations, China Foreign Affairs University)

Yang Hui  (Department of Diplomacy, China Foreign Affairs University)

Li Junyang (China Diplomatic Theory Center, China Foreign Affairs University)

Zan Tao (History Department, Peking University)

Li Yun (School of Politics, China University of Political Science and Law)

Pan Weijing (Law School, Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics)

Qiu Libo (Department of Politics, East China Normal University)

Zheng Tingying (Deputy Editor in Chief of Green Living)

Zhu Rongsheng (Doctoral Candidate of China Foreign Affairs University)