Press Release 138/2015

Lecture Series at KIT: Middle Kingdom – quo vadis? China between Major Developments and Stagnation

In the 2015/16 Winter Term, the Colloquium Fundamentale Will Cover Worldwide Impacts of China’s Economic Growth
Will China have a bright future or is the country rich in tradition doomed to failure due to internal conflicts? These questions will be in the focus of the Colloquium Fundamentale. (Photo:, hotblack)

Under the heading “Middle Kingdom – Quo vadis? China between Major Developments and Stagnation“, the interdisciplinary Colloqium Fundamentale of ZAK I Center for Applied and General Studies of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) will focus on developments in China and their global impacts. The series of lectures (in German only) will be opened by the former German ambassador in China, Dr. Volker Stanzel, on the “Neue Weltmacht China” (China, the new world power) on Thursday, November 19, 2015, 18 hrs, at the NTI-Hörsaal (Engesserstr. 5, building 30.10, KIT Campus South).



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el, 13.11.2015

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