Faculty Associate Min Ye Gives Talk on Belt and Road Initiative for Columbia’s “China and the World” Program

Min Ye, an Associate Professor at the Pardee School of Global Studies and a Faculty Associate at the Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future, recently gave a talk exploring the origins, motivations, and implementation of China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), and examined the various impacts of COVID-19 on the future of the BRI.

The talk was based on Prof. Ye’s newest book, titled The Belt Road and Beyond: State-Mobilized Globalization in China: 1998–2018 (Cambridge University Press 2020).

A recording of the talk can be viewed above.

The book explores the motivations and strategies behind China’s global economic expansion and considers the implications of the country’s status as a global power on both China and the world. The book is, in part, a result of Prof. Ye’s work as a Pardee Center Faculty Research Fellow from 2015-2018, where she led a project that included fieldwork in China, annual events, and the development of a network of experts on the BRI.

For more information, and to order the book, visit the Cambridge University Press website and enter the code TBRB2020 at checkout.