3 February 2010, Brussels
What are the main historical, cultural and population developments behind the origins of contemporary China? Is China a nation-state? How does Chinese domestic policy shape its foreign policy? What do we really know about China’s views on human rights and national minorities?
To tackle these issues, a roundtable on "The Historical and Cultural Sources of Chinese Foreign Policy" was organised on the 3rd of February from 10.00 to 12.30 at the Madariaga - College of Europe Foundation. It benefited from the participation of Professor Ge Jiangxiong from the Institute of Chinese Historical Geography, Center for Historical Geography Studies at Fudan University and Director of the Fudan University Library. Professor Ge has an extensive experience in Historical Geography Studies and he is an expert on population development in China. Professor Susanne Weigelin-Schwiedrzik, Professor of Sinology at the Department for East Asian Studies and Vice Dean of the Faculty for Philological and Cultural Studies of the University of Vienna participated in the roundtable. For more information, please contact Ms. Maddalena Malgarini at
or 0032 (0)2 209 62 27.