Lecture to focus on China-U.S. power dance

By Kayla Reeves

An expert on America’s relationship with China will give the annual lecture for the Laura Blanche Jackson Endowed Memorial Lectureship in World Issues at 7 p.m. in the Paul W. Powell Chapel of George W. Truett Theological Seminary.

Dr. David Lampton, dean of faculty, professor of China Studies and director of the China Studies Program at Johns Hopkins University, will speak about China’s growing world power and America’s response to China’s powerful position.

Lampton will speak about the different kinds of power a country can have and the types of power America and China are developing.

Dr. Xin Wang, associate professor and director of Asian Studies, said Lampton is one of the foremost experts in Chinese studies.

“To say that he’s just a director or professor of China studies is an understatement to capture what he does,” Wang said. “Before he was a professor at Johns Hopkins, he was president for the National Committee on United States-China Relations, which is the most prestigious institute or organization dedicated to promoting a mutual understanding between the U.S. and China.”

The lecture is free and open to the public.