This Reading Group will examine the role that China has been playing in a world order (if one can even use that term) in flux. Models of development, trade, and rights are among the areas likely to be addressed. We will consider, inter alia, China’s engagement of existing global norms, ways in which China may (or may not) now or in the foreseeable future be shaping such norms, and their impact on China. The intention is to hold some sessions of the Reading Group jointly with a comparable class at Renmin University of China, via electronic means – hence, our evening meeting times. The class will have no prerequisites. The Reading Group will commence in the week of February 11 and for the most part meet every other week thereafter.