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China's Leaders: From Mao to Now

Date & Time

Oct. 27, 2021
3:00pm – 4:00pm ET


One way to understand the twists and turns of the People’s Republic of China over the past seven decades is through the prism of its top leaders: Mao Zedong, Deng Xiaoping, Jiang Zemin, Hu Jintao, and Xi Jinping. In his new book China’s Leaders: From Mao to Now(Polity Press) Professor David Shambaugh of George Washington University provides a masterful survey of China’s leaders from 1949 to the present day. Please join us for a discussion of China’s leadership with a preeminent scholar of Chinese politics and a longtime contributor to the Wilson Center. 


Hosted By

Kissinger Institute on China and the United States

The Kissinger Institute works to ensure that China policy serves American long-term interests and is founded in understanding of historical and cultural factors in bilateral relations and in accurate assessment of the aspirations of China’s government and people.  Read more

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