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Prof. Carl Minzner’s Speech: “The End of China’s Reform Era” on 12/27 at NTU


Prof. Carl Minzner, an 2019-20 U.S. Fulbright Scholar, will give a talk titled "The End of China's Reform Era (中國改革時代的終結)" on December 27 at the Graduate Institute of Development of National Taiwan University (NTU).

Date: Friday, December 27
Time: 3:30 p.m. ~ 5:00 p.m.
Venue: Conference Room #300, 3rd Floor, Graduate Institute of Development, National Taiwan University (台大國家發展研究所3F 300會議室)
Address: No. 1, Section 4, Roosevelt Road, Taipei (台北市羅斯路4段1號)
Language: English
Admission: Free

Speech Summary:

China's reform era is ending. Core factors that characterized it-political stability, ideological openness, and rapid economic growth-are unraveling.

But Professor Carl Minzner argues that a closer look at a closer look at China's reform era reveals a different truth. Economic cleavages have widened; ideological polarization deepened. And China’s leaders are now progressively cannibalizing institutional norms and practices that have formed the bedrock of the regime’s stability since 1978. Technocratic rule is giving way to black-box purges. Collective governance sliding back towards single-man rule. The post-1978 era of "reform and opening up" is ending. China is closing down. Uncertainty hangs in the air as a new future slouches towards Beijing to be born. Professor Minzner will explain how China arrived at this dangerous turning point, and he will outline the potential outcomes that could result.


Carl Minzner is a Professor at Fordham University, and author of End of an Era (Oxford University Press, 2018). He has written extensively on Chinese law and governance in both academic journals and the popular press, including op-eds appearing in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, and Christian Science Monitor.

Prior to joining Fordham, he was an Associate Professor of Law at Washington University in St. Louis. In addition, he has served as Senior Counsel for the Congressional-Executive Commission on China, International Affairs Fellow for the Council on Foreign Relations, and Yale-China Legal Education Fellow at the Xibei Institute of Politics and Law in Xi'an, China.

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