Business, Law and Economics Channel
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 focused on his recently published book "Law, Policy, and Practice on China's Periphery: Selective Adaptation and Institutional Capacity." He examined the Chinese government's policies and practices in relationship to the Inner Periphery areas, defined as 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.
Sponsor(s): Center for Chinese Studies Sponsor: Berkeley Center for Law, Business and the Economy