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The Rise of Obstacles: US-China Relations at the Crossroads

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“The Rise of Obstacles: US-China Relations at the Crossroads” presented by Professor Chenghu Zhu, Dean of the Defense Affairs Institute for China’s National Defense University of the People’s Liberation Army.

Feb. 5: 4:15pm

White Hall 208

Major General Zhu Chenghu is a professor at the Academic Department of Strategic Studies, National Defense University, China. He served as deputy director of the Institute for Strategic Studies at the National Defense University, deputy director and director of the Overseas Students Department at National Defense University, deputy chief of staff of the Headquarters of the Air Force at Guangzhou Military Command, commandant of the College of Defense Studies at the National Defense University, and director general of the Academic Department of Strategic Studies at the National Defense University. General Zhu also holds a series of titles in different academic institutions in China, such as vice president of China Association of American Studies, senior consultant of China Association of Arms Control and Disarmament, etc.

General Zhu has been teaching and researching in the National Defense University and its predecessors for nearly 40 years. During this period of time, he worked in the National Institute for Strategic Studies at the US National Defense University, the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London and the East Asian Institute at the National University of Singapore as visiting fellow. His current research interests focus on the major power relations, Asian-Pacific security, China’s national security, among others.

He has published many articles on international studies and on China’s defense development. His books include “Retrospect and Prospect of Sino-US Relations,” “Major Power Relations into the 21st Century,” “Contemporary Military of the United States,” and “Central Asia at a Cross.” His latest book entitled “Theory and Practice of China’s Defense and Armed Forces Development since the Founding of the PRC.”