Peter Hays Gries: How the West feels and thinks about China—and why


23. 10. 2019 10:00


Auditorium 1.25, Křížkovského 10, Olomouc


How do Western publics feel about a rising China? What China policies would they prefer? And what are the primary drivers of their views? Based on nationally representative surveys of the American, British, French, and German publics, this talk will argue that a shared Liberal heritage unites much of the West in the ways that they imagine China. But it will also explore divisions between Left and Right in their China views. Implications for the West’s engagement with a rising China in the 21st century will also be discussed.


Peter Gries 葛小伟 joined the University of Manchester as Professor of Chinese Politics in August 2017. After a fall of fundraising and a £5M donation endowing a new Manchester China Institute, in December 2017 he became the Lee Kai Hung Chair and MCI Director.

Peter is the author of The Politics of American Foreign Policy: How Ideology Divides Liberals and Conservatives over Foreign Affairs (Stanford, 2014) and China’s New Nationalism: Pride, Politics, and Diplomacy (California, 2005), and dozens of peer reviewed journal articles. He is also co-editor of State and Society in 21st Century China (Routledge, 2004) and Chinese Politics (Routledge, 2010). He studies the political psychology of international affairs, with a focus on China and the United States.