• China's New Leadership and the Bo Xilai Scandal

A Rosenberg Institute Lecture co-sponsored by the Ford Hall Forum

Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Poetry Center, 3rd floor Sawyer Library
73 Tremont St, Boston


Dr. Joseph Fewsmith is professor of International Relations and director of the Center for the Study of Asia at Boston University. He received his PhD from the University of Chicago and specializes in comparative politics and Chinese domestic and international politics. Dr. Fewsmith travels to China frequently and is the author of 4 books, including China Since Tiananmen: The Politics of Transition.

He will be discussing the new leadership in China set to take office at the 18th party congress in November. The congress was delayed because of the Bo Xilai scandal. Bo has faced a string of accusations ranging from wiretapping to murder, and his wife was given a suspended death sentence in the killing of British businessman Neil Heywood. The highest echelon of government leadership in China seems to be in turmoil because of this unexpected turn of events.

Free and open to the public. Photo ID required to enter the building. Talk will be in English; light refreshments will be served. Co-sponsored by the Rosenberg Institute for East Asian Studies at Suffolk University and the Ford Hall Forum at Suffolk University.

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