Fewsmith Joins Oxford Panel on China’s Government

Joseph Fewsmith, Professor of International Relations at the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University, participated in a panel hosted by the University of Oxford China Centre that explored the evolution of China’s government. 

In addition to Fewsmith, the event – titled “How Communist is the People’s Republic of China?” – featured Professor Patricia Thornton, Associate Professor of Chinese Politics at the University of Oxford, Professor Daniel Koss, Research Scholar and Lecturer in East Asian Languages and Civilizations at Harvard University; and Professor Rebecca Karl, Professor of History at New York University.

During his remarks, Fewsmith discussed the rise of the Chinese Communist Party, how leaders in the party have garnered power throughout history, the divides in Chinese society, as well as the problems that plague the party today.

A recording of the event can be viewed below.

Joseph Fewsmith is Professor of International Relations at the Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University  He is the author or editor of eight books, including, most recently, The Logic and Limits of Political Reform in China (January 2013). Read more about Professor Fewsmith on his faculty profile.