Join EAS and NYU Taub Center of Israel Studies on Monday, 10/28 for a special lecture by Professor Aron Shai on 'Israel and China: Strange Bedfellows'.
This lecture will paint a broad picture of China-Israel relations through the Jewish/Israeli historical and political perspectives. The fascinating story of Sino-Israeli relations presents a unique history of complex diplomacy, culture and global business ventures.
What are the opportunities and risks involved when China purchases companies that are part of Israel’s national infrastructure and interests? What policies should Israeli decision-makers adopt, especially in view of the U.S. government's fierce criticism of improving relations between Beijing and Jerusalem?
Aron Shai is a Global Distinguished Professor of Israel Studies at NYU, and the Pro-Rector and Shaul N. Eisenberg Professor of East Asian Studies at Tel Aviv University. His research focuses on imperialism in Asia, China’s role in international relations, diplomatic and economic history and Sino-Israeli relations. Shai has authored and edited numerous books in Hebrew, English and Chinese, the most recent of which is: China and Israel: Chinese, Jews: Beijing, Jerusalem (1890 – 2018).