Jude Blanchette is an expert on contemporary China and author of China's New Red Guards: The Return of Radicalism and the Rebirth of Mao Zedong (2019). In this conversation with Dr. Kristen Looney, assistant professor of Asian studies and government, he discussed topics from his recent book and the trajectory of U.S.-China relations.
The event was co-sponsored by the Walsh School of Foreign Service Asian Studies Program and the Initiative for U.S.-China Dialogue on Global Issues.
Jude Blanchette holds the Freeman Chair in China Studies at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Blanchette is a public intellectual fellow at the National Committee on United States-China Relations and serves on the board of the American Mandarin Society. He is also a senior advisor at Crumpton Group, a geopolitical risk advisory based in Arlington, Virginia.
Kristen Looney is an assistant professor of Asian studies in the Department of Government in the College and in the Asian Studies Program in the School of Foreign Service. A member of the faculty committee for the Initiative for U.S.-China Dialogue on Global Issues, she joined the Georgetown faculty in 2012.