image of Dr Chengxin Pan was educated at Peking University and the Australian National University, where he received a PhD degree in Political Science and International Relations. He was a visiting scholar at the University of Melbourne, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and Peking Universiy. He is a member of the International Studies Association (ISA), Australian Institute of International Affairs, and the editorial board of Series in International Relations Classics (World Affairs Press, Beijing).

1 June 2012

In the eyes of many Western observers, the rise of China has been commonly associated with threat, opportunity or both. In this presentation, Dr Chengxin Pan discusses how this bifocal lens through which China's rise has been represented reflects more of "Western" fears and fantasies than of "Chinese realities".

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