John Keane - 'When trees fall, monkeys scatter'
March 06 2018
The Australia-China Relations Institute (ACRI) at the University of Technology Sydney welcomes John Keane, Professor of Politics at the University of Sydney, to discuss his new book When trees fall, monkeys scatter (World Scientific, 2017).
In the global China debate, When trees fall, monkeys scatter is a strong critique of the orthodox view that the People's Republic of China (PRC) is an 'authoritarian' system and an unusual reflection on what lies ahead for the PRC.
Time: 6.00pm - 7.30pm
Registration opening soon.
About the author:
John Keane is Professor of Politics at the University of Sydney and at the Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin (WZB), and Distinguished Professor at Peking University. He is renowned globally for his creative thinking about democracy. He is the Director and co-founder of the Sydney Democracy Network. He has contributed to The New York Times, Al Jazeera, the Times Literary Supplement, The Guardian, Harper's, the South China Morning Post and The Huffington Post. His online column 'Democracy field notes' appears regularly in the New York- and Melbourne based The Conversation. Among his best-known books are the best-selling Tom Paine: A political life (1995), Violence and democracy (2004), Democracy and media decadence (2013) and the highly acclaimed full-scale history of democracy, The life and death of democracy (2009). His most recent books are A short history of the future of elections (2016) and When trees fall, monkeys scatter (2017).