The Freeman Chair in China Studies

The Freeman Chair in China Studies cordially invites you to

China Reality Check Series: 
Chinese Public Opinion and the Durability of Chinese Communist Party Rule 


Please join the Freeman Chair in China Studies for a discussion on how Chinese public opinion affects the durability of the Chinese Communist Party. At the heart of political commentary on China lies a paradox between the view that the CCP lacks procedural illegitimate and signs of disenchantment by certain segments of the population on the one hand and public opinion polls that show substantial regime support on the other. The Freeman Chair will host China scholars Bruce J. Dickson, author of The Dictator’s Dilemma: The Chinese Communist Party’s Strategy for Survival, and Tang Wenfang, author of Populist Authoritarianism: Chinese Political Culture and Regime Sustainability, to discuss this puzzle, which they both address in their recently published books. Bill Bishop, editor of the Sinocism China Newsletter, will offer his reactions to the insights offered by Dickson and Tang as well as share his own observations about trends in popular attitudes in China.



Bruce J. Dickson

Professor of Political Science and International Affairs; Chair, Department of Political Science, George Washington University


Tang Wenfang

Chair and Stanley Hua Hsia Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Iowa



Scott Kennedy

Deputy Director, Freeman Chair in China Studies; Director, Project on Chinese Business & Political Economy



Bill Bishop

Founder and Editor, Sinocism China Newsletter


Wednesday, October 26, 2016

3:00 pm-4:30 pm

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