As the pace of change in China amazes even the most seasoned watchers, China commentator Chris Gill will offer an insight into what future holds for China at a public lecture at The University of Western Australia next week.
Mr Gill’s lecture - ‘Reading China through the Tea Leaves: Knowing the Present to See the Future’ - will provide a broad overview of the major economic and social trends in China and projections, based on extensive research, as to how things may develop in the next 20 years.
Bureau Chief of Interfax Shanghai, Mr Gill has written for the Guardian Newspaper and many specialist Chinese and international publications.
The lecture will cover trends in the economy, from heavy industry, resources, and commodities to predicted innovations in trade, media and society.
Mr Gill will also discuss developments in health and education, the ongoing march of consumerism, urbanisation, and possibilities for political reform. Anyone with an interest in China’s development is encouraged to attend.
The lecture will be held on Tuesday, September 18, 2007, at 6pm, in UWA’s Social Sciences Lecture Theatre and is co-sponsored by the Institute of Advanced Studies and the Confucius Institute at The
University of Western Australia.
Audrey Barton (Institute of Advanced Studies) 61 8 6488 1340