The China Model: Political Meritocracy and the Limits of Democracy | Foreign Correspondents Club of China

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  • 12/08/2015
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

  • The Bookworm
    三里屯南街4号院
    Beijing
    China
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The China Model: Political Meritocracy and the Limits of Democracy | Foreign Correspondents Club of China

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The China Model seeks to understand the ideals and the reality of this unique political system. How do the ideals of political meritocracy set the standard for evaluating political progress (and regress) in China? How can China avoid the disadvantages of political meritocracy? And how can political meritocracy best be combined with democracy? In this talk, Daniel Bell answers these questions and more.

Wednesday, August 12, 7:30pm
“The China Model: Political Meritocracy and the Limits of Democracy”
Daniel A. Bell, Chair Professor of the Schwarzman Scholars Program, Tsinghua University
Foreign Correspondents’ Club of China
The Bookworm | 50 RMB

Westerners tend to divide the political world into “good” democracies and “bad” authoritarian regimes. But the Chinese political model does not fit neatly in either category. Over the past three decades, China has evolved a political system that can best be described as “political meritocracy.”

The China Model seeks to understand the ideals and the reality of this unique political system. How do the ideals of political meritocracy set the standard for evaluating political progress (and regress) in China? How can China avoid the disadvantages of political meritocracy? And how can political meritocracy best be combined with democracy? In this talk, Daniel Bell answers these questions and more.

Daniel A. Bell (贝淡 宁) is Chair Professor of the Schwarzman Scholars program at Tsinghua University in Beijing and director of the Berggruen Institute of Philosophy and Culture. His books include Spirit of CitiesChina’s New ConfucianismBeyond Liberal Democracy, and East Meets West (all Princeton University Press), and he is the editor of the Princeton-China Series. He writes frequently for leading media outlets in China and the West. He has taught at Tsinghua for eleven years, and this will be his fourth book talk at The Bookworm.
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