CCCI: The People’s Republic at Sea: Great Power with “Chinese Characteristics” - Lecture by CWP Alumni Andrew Erickson

Thursday, May 10, 2018
CCCI: The People’s Republic at Sea: Great Power with “Chinese Characteristics”

 Monday, April 9, 2018 at 4:30pm to 6:00pm

 Goldwin Smith Hall, G64, Kaufmann Auditorium 
232 East Ave, Central Campus

The Cornell Contemporary China Initiative Lecture Series, featuring interdisciplinary talks by scholars on issues in China today, runs every Monday this semester. 

Andrew Erickson, Professor of Strategy in the NWC’s China Maritime Studies Institute (CMSI), U.S. Naval War College

"The People’s Republic at Sea: Great Power with “Chinese Characteristics”

Powered by the world’s second largest economy and defense budget, China has become a great sea power in its own right, and in its own way. China’s Armed Forces comprise three major organizations, each with a maritime subcomponent that is already the world’s largest such sea force by number of ships. The People’s Liberation Army (PLA) contains the PLA Navy (PLAN); the People’s Armed Police (PAP) has formally been put in charge of the consolidating China Coast Guard (CCG); and the People’s Armed Forces Militia contains a growing proportion seagoing units, the People’s Armed Forces Maritime Militia (PAFMM). Not seeking war but seeking to change the status quo in its favor, Beijing employs its enormous second and third sea forces in maritime “gray zone” operations to further its disputed East and South China Sea sovereignty claims using coercion short of warfare; typically with its first sea force providing coordination and deterrence from over the horizon. This lecture will consider why and how China has gone to sea to further its security interests, as well as suggest potential implications.

 

CCCI - April 9, 2018 Andrew Erickson from Cornell East Asia Program.

CCCI - April 9, 2018 Andrew Erickson from Cornell East Asia Program.

EVENT TYPE

Lecture (http://events.cornell.edu/event/ccci_andrew_erickson)

DEPARTMENTS Mario Einaudi Center for International StudiesAsian StudiesEast Asia ProgramGlobal Cornell
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SPEAKER - Andrew Erickson 
SPEAKER AFFILIATION - U.S. Naval War College
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