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Maritime Asia: Securitization of the China Seas. Berkeley-Cambridge Workshop

The Institute of East Asian Studies, UC Berkeley, in collaboration with the Department of Politics & International Studies, University of Cambridge, is convening a workshop on “Maritime Asia” with a focus on the "securitization" of the China Seas in the 19th and 20th Centuries.
When May 15, 2018
from 09:05 AM to 06:00 PM
Where Institute of East Asian Studies, UC Berkeley, CA, US
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The Institute of East Asian Studies, UC Berkeley, in collaboration with the Department of Politics & International Studies, University of Cambridge, is convening a workshop on “Maritime Asia” with a focus on the "securitization" of the China Seas in the 19th and 20th Centuries. 

Anchored in the disciplines of historical and international studies, we view “securitization” as a process of politicization that is geographically defined, historically contingent, resource constrained and trans-temporal in its effects. We also view securitization as the formation of a discourse that is contingent upon complex speech acts in multiple sites. 

What can we learn from China’s modern history about the nation’s long-term aspirations as a maritime power?  How does Beijing pursue naval preeminence in a post-Cold War political economy of globalizing connections and multilateral agreements?  

As China aspires to become a major Asian maritime power in the 21st century, we propose to examine the how, why, and the so what, internally and internationally, about its significance.

 

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