The Pangoal Institution Held the Professor Wang's New Book Launch for The Ultimate Goal of World Politics: Security, Wealth, Faith, Justice, Freedom
The Pangoal Institution Held the Professor Wang's New Book Launch for The Ultimate Goal of World Politics: Security, Wealth, Faith, Justice, Freedom

On the morning of January 21, 2019, the new book launch of The Ultimate Goal of World Politics: Security, Wealth, Faith, Justice, Freedom, written by Professor Wang Jisi, was held in the Pangoal Institution.  Wang is the senior consultant of the Pangoal Institution Advisory Committee and the dean of the Institute of International and Strategic Studies Peking University.


The Ultimate Goal of World Politics: Security, Wealth, Faith, Justice, Freedom is the result of Professor Wang Jisi's thoughts on international political studies for the last 40 years.  From the perspective of security, wealth, faith, freedom, and justice, the book provides a comprehensive tour of the political life in major countries around the world and explores how different political goals affect the global political pattern.  In the course of long-term research, visits and international exchanges, Professor Wang Xisi felt the difference between Chinese and foreign cultures and social concepts, and began to think deeply about the standards of building political order in the world and the ultimate goal of human society. It provides a new perspective for us to understand the complex and changing world politics.


The meeting was chaired by Wang Dong, the secretary general of the Pangu Think Tank Academic Committee and the executive deputy director of the China-US Humanities Exchange Base of Peking University. At the beginning of the meeting, Yi Peng, Chairman of the Pangu Think Tank, delivered a welcome speech. Chairman Yi Peng said that Professor Wang Xisi was very welcome to come to Pangu Think Tank. Professor Wang Xisi was one of the most senior consultants of Pangu Think Tank. During the five-year development of Pangu Think Tank, he greatly promoted the development of Pangu think tank and benefited Pangu think tank. There are a lot of them, so it is very meaningful to invite Wang Xisi to share this new book in the first event of Pangu Think Tank in 2019. The current international situation has challenged every country in the world, and in this international context, more penetrating insights and new perspectives are needed.


Later, Professor Wang Yusi, a senior consultant of the Pangu Think Tank Advisory Committee and dean of the Peking University Institute of International Strategy, shared his thoughts on the writing and opinions of the book. Professor Wang Xisi said that the current academic circles are hot on the issue of the lack of explanatory power of Western international relations theory. This phenomenon has caused a sense of loss in the international relations academic circles. It also makes us reflect on how we can provide a new paradigm to solve this dilemma. Therefore, we need a A widely understood discourse and a new perspective.


Professor Wang Xisi believes that world politics can be cut from both vertical and horizontal perspectives. Vertical is the perspective of world history. World politics can be divided into four eras. The first is the farming era with underdeveloped productivity. The social production is mainly based on planting and animal husbandry. The source and expansion of wealth mainly depends on the plundering of land and population. The second is the era of industrialization with the theme of plunder and slavery. The new impetus brought about by the industrial revolution has enabled the maritime industry to develop. The West has occupied the center of the world stage by occupying the technical highlands, and has begun its era of colonial expansion. Globalization. The third is the era of war and revolution. The development of technology and the colonial expansion in the West have led to the increasingly serious polarization between the rich and the poor in the world. The richer and poorer countries in the rich countries have eventually become the rebellious, and the contradictions within countries have intensified, making war and revolution. Become the theme of the times. The fourth is the era of peace and development, characterized by Western market rules prevailing. In the relationship between peace and development, Professor Wang Xisi believes that if productivity does not develop, there can be no peace, because it is inevitable to plunder territory and conduct war under conditions of underdeveloped productivity, and the development of productivity will lead to an increase in imbalance. The main contradiction between the "increasing contradiction between the people's growing need for a better life and the development of inadequate and unbalanced development" put forward by the 19th National Congress is also worth considering. "The people's growing needs for a better life" are mainly concentrated on the material life level. "Unbalanced and inadequate development" has imbalances between regions and between people. To solve this imbalance requires not only economic development, but also the development of education, medical care and other aspects of society.


Horizontal means that different countries have different value pursuits and goals. Professor Wang Yusi believes that Liu Yu, an associate professor of political science at Tsinghua University, has a good interpretation of the theme of this book in the book's recommendation. The goals pursued by different countries are different, the same country. At the same time, the pursuit of different goals is not the same: for the current China, the pursuit of economic development and wealth; the logic of American hegemony is behind the pursuit of Western freedom; while Islamic countries pursue faith; European countries pursue dignity, Pursue the richness of the spiritual world; Russia pursues security.


Professor Wang also pays attention to the fact that Chinese people tell Chinese stories well to foreigners. They must be convincing and credible while understanding and grasping the thinking logic of the audience. The result of economic development is not necessarily a Chinese story. The only way. At the level of faith, we also need to foster a more inclusive belief system.


The participating scholars spoke highly of the book and expressed their views on the sharing of Teacher Wang Yusi.


Secretary Wang Dong said that this work by Professor Wang Xisi has very important academic value. Professor Wang Xisi began to conceive the book two or three years ago. His attitude towards academic writing and the innovation and high degree of understanding of world politics have set a good example in the academic world. It is worth learning by scholars of later generations.


Ni Feng, an academic member of the Pangu Think Tank and a party secretary of the American Academy of Social Sciences, said that Wang Xisi’s observations on many issues have a foresight. The complexity of today's world politics makes us need to look at the issue with a broader perspective. Wang's works look at world politics from a pioneering and inspiring world perspective, inspiring our understanding of related issues, research on international issues, and regions. Country studies and so on are very valuable.


Zhao Mingxi, a member of the Pangu Think Tank Academic Committee and a researcher at the Center for Contemporary World Studies of the International Liaison Department of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, said that the "unbalanced development of imbalance" proposed by the 19th National Congress is not only at the economic level, but also addresses the imbalanced development of the ideological market. . While China is increasingly approaching the center of the world stage in the economic and technological fields, it must also face the challenges facing the ideological field. Researcher Zhao Mingxi believes that this book by Wang Xisi is closely related to Kissinger's "World Order". The premise of human beings trying to construct a world order is to grasp the background of world politics, that is, to grasp the ultimate goal of world politics. As far as Chinese diplomacy is concerned, to solve the dilemma of China's diplomatic values, that is, "the confusion of ideas," we need to change the perspective of the world. In addition, the “discipline of ideas” is to clarify the basic concepts, the “controversy of ideas”, that is, the difference in understanding of ideas, and the “entertainment of ideas” is also very important to maintain the trend of ideas.


Gao Yang, a senior researcher at Pangu Think Tank and a researcher at the China Center for Contemporary World Studies, expressed his views on the “Great Change in a Hundred Years”. He believes that from the perspective of political history, the world pattern is inertia, and different influence variables should be considered. As the world's GDP growth rate declines year by year, relying on making big cakes to distribute wealth has reached its limit and cannot withstand changes in the international order. The influence of wealth on world politics is also the logical driving force for thinking about "a big change in a hundred years."


Pi Jie, a senior strategy researcher at Pangu Think Tank and the president of China Youth Publishing Association, expressed his own feelings in combination with his experience and sentiment in youth work. He believes that young people in particular need a general reading to draw the boundaries of knowledge. To make up for the lack of spiritual construction, and to have the ability to understand and recognize basic concepts to support the logic behind it. Young people need facts and logic, and scholars must tell facts, feelings and plans and infiltrate young people.


Liang Yabin, a senior researcher at Pangu Think Tank and an associate professor at the International Strategy Institute of the Party School of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, said that logic is very important. Chinese people need reason to speak reason and tell Chinese stories. Values are the pursuit of nature. These five ultimate goals are meaningful as a concept. It is the driving force that guides us to a better world.


Subsequently, reporters from the China Foreign Languages Bureau, Global Times and Huaxia Times questioned Mr. Wang Yusi on topics such as telling good stories about China and the future development of international relations.


Professor Wang Xisi responded to scholars and the media. He said that we must understand the logic of different objects when dealing with diplomacy and telling Chinese stories, and we must liberate our thoughts from the existing discourse system. In addition, we must clarify the basic concepts and grasp the logic. Globalization connects different people in the world. Only when China becomes an inclusive country can it truly become a world power.


The People’s Daily, the Global Times, International Online, Reference News, China Foreign Languages Bureau Media Center, China Times, Sansha Satellite TV, Beijing Weekly, Beijing News and other experts and media participated in this new book sharing session.

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