Invitation to the launch of a new book /3.11.2023/

The Jan Masaryk Centre for International Studies would like to invite you to the launch of a new book written by our director, Associate Professor Dr Jeremy Garlick. The book is entitled Advantage China: Agent of Change in an Era of Global Disruption, and is published by Bloomsbury Academic.

The book launch will take place in room NB244, on Friday, 3rd November, 2023, at 10:00 a.m.

If you are interested in attending, please confirm by email –, so that we can ensure that there is space for everyone. It will also be possible to attend the event online via MS Teams.

The abstract of Dr Garlick’s book: The influence of the People’s Republic of China on world affairs is increasingly keenly felt: in Asia, in Africa, in Latin America and in Europe and North America too. But what are the reasons for China’s rise and how can the West adapt? Advantage China explores these essential questions and the political, economic and cultural factors behind the answers. From the economic and demographic pressures of China’s domestic economy to the expanding economic influence of the Belt and Road Initiative, Jeremy Garlick looks beyond Western misperceptions of China’s rise to argue for new approaches to the international political order, particularly in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

We are looking forward to a stimulating event and an interesting discussion with you!

Invitation to the launch of a new book /3.11.2023/