Law, Policy, and Practice on China's Periphery: Minority Areas and Implications for Hong Kong and Taiwan
Pitman Potter, University of British Columbia
Description: Professor Potter's talk focuses on his recently published book "Law, Policy, and Practice on China's Periphery: Selective Adaptation and Institutional Capacity." He examines the Chinese government's policies and practices regarding the Inner Periphery areas, including Tibet, Xinjiang, and Inner Mongolia, and the Outer Periphery areas of Hong Kong and Taiwan, focusing on political authority, socio-cultural relations, and economic development. Successive imperial, republican, and communist governments have struggled to maintain sovereignty over the regions surrounding the great river valleys of China. The peripheries remain very important today, with challenges over national security, access to natural resources, and long-held concerns about relations between ethnic groups continuing to dominate Chinese law, policy and practice in these regions. Prof. Potter's study seeks to build an understanding of the current status of China's rule along its continental and maritime peripheries.
Sponsor(s): Center for Chinese Studies (CCS) Sponsor: Berkeley Center for Law, Business and the Economy