This July, the Chinese State Council unleashed its plan to become ‘world-leading’ in AI by 2030. Last year, it overtook all 28 EU countries combined in output of AI papers in the top 5% of most-cited papers, according to SCOPUS data.
Contemporary China Studies
Dr Jan Knoerich, King’s College London, will talk about ‘The Politics of Joining the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank’.
George Magnus, adviser and former Chief Economist, UBS, and a roundtable of experts will discuss ‘Brexit, the UK, and China: Where Next?’.
China is poised to become the largest theatrical box office in the world. In order to circumvent China’s market access controls and tap the world’s largest potential film market, Hollywood studios have begun engaging in a range of collaborative ventures to access audiences in the middle kingdom.
In 1906, the crowd at a county fair in England guessed the weight of an ox. The median guess of the crowd was accurate to within 2% of the actual weight and better than guesses from agricultural experts. This demonstrates the power of crowdsourcing in specific contexts.
International History of East Asia Seminar: Rethinking the Opium War and Fascism in East Asia
Song-Chuan Chen, University of Warwick
Ben Bland is the South China correspondent for the Financial Times and the author of Generation HK: Seeking Ide
Christopher Rea discusses the first 400 years of China’s earliest book of swindle stories.
Three historians will discuss the importance of bombing during the Second World War, looking at similarities and contrasts between the experience of Europe, Japan, and China in terms of tactics and the effects on civilian morale.