The Rise of the Civilizational State

Zhang Weiwei
Professor of International Relations
Director of the China Institute at Fudan University
This course delves into the controversies surrounding China's rise and the concept of the civilizational state. By challenging existing narratives, it explains the Chinese way of governance and explore alternative paths of development.
【Filmed in April 2024】
Role of Financial System in the Fall and Rise of China
10th - 21st century

Ding Yifan
Senior fellow of Taihe institute
Senior fellow of the Development Research Center of the State Council
This is a crash course on the role that the financial system played in Chinese history, from the Song Dynasty (960–1279) when China was then the world's largest economy to present day debates on RMB internationalization. It projects upon today a geopolitical framework for assessing the impact of China’s rise on global financial systems and what it means for the US dollar.
【Filmed in January 2024】
China 101
China 101

Christopher Kutarna
Political scientist
Fellow of Oxford Martin School and Oxford Saïd Business School
This course will introduce and discuss some of the key dynamics that are going to create the future state of China, including China’s vision of modernity, demographics, identify shifts, etc. It will present you a overall landscape about how China works and thinks today.
【Filmed in March 2023】
RMB Exchange Rate and RMB Internationalization

Di Dongsheng
Professor of International Relations at Renmin University of China
Distinguished Fellow at the International Monetary Institute, Renmin University of China
One of the most popular academic influencers among Chinese youth, Professor Di dispels popular fallacies about China’s approach to currencies and shares insights on the impact of geopolitics on it.
【Filmed in March 2021】