Online Talk: Steve Chan, „Contesting Revisionism – China, the United States, and the Transformation of International Order“

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Lecture Series 2022
China’s Global Rise –
Contesting the Liberal World Order?

Prof. Dr. Steve Chan University of Colorado, Boulder
Contesting Revisionism: China, the United States, and the Transformation of International Order

April 6, 2022 10 –11 a. m. Denver time / 6 –7 p. m. Berlin time via Zoom
Registration link: https://uni-due.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_v5NgSyf_S_Ow7CRx4HbLaw

This talk is based on a book with the same title published by Oxford University Press in 2021 and co-authored with Huiyun Feng, Kai He, and Weixing Hu. It studies states’ motivations, specifically, whether a great power has “revisionist” intentions as inferred from its conduct. The concept of “revisionism” (or its opposite, a state’s commitment to the “status quo”) has been a crucial part of international relations scholarship. Yet despite the importance of this concept, scholars have not applied it in an objective and systematic way in their studies or even worse, have often deployed it as just a codeword to indicate disapproval of another state. It is therefore necessary for scholars to deve- lop this concept more analytically and systematically, one that is based on empirical evidence, to study international relations.


Steve Chan is College Professor of Distinction (Emeritus) at the University of Colorado, Boulder. His publications include twenty-one books and about one hundred and eighty articles and chapters. His most recent books are Rumbles of Thunder: Power Shifts and the Danger of Sino-American War (Columbia University Press, forthcoming); Contesting Revisionism: China, the United States, and the Transformation of International Order (Oxford University Press, 2021; co-authored with Huiyun Feng, Kai He, and Weixin Hu); Thucydides’s Trap? Historical Interpretation, Logic of Inquiry, and the Future of Sino-American Relations (University of Michigan Press, 2020); Trust and Mistrust in Sino-American Relations (Cambria, 2017); China’s Troubled Waters? Maritime Disputes in Theoretical Perspective (Cambridge University Press, 2016); Enduring Rivalries in the Asia-Pacific (Cambridge University Press, 2013); and Looking for Balance: China, the United States, and Power Balancing in East Asia (Stanford University Press, 2012). His articles have appeared in journals such as American Political Science Review, International Studies Quar terly, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Journal of Peace Research, Security Studies, and World Politics. He can be contacted at steve.chan@colorado.edu.


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