China’s Wolf Warrior Diplomacy: A Conversation with Peter Martin
How do we understand the increasing assertiveness—even aggressiveness—of China’s diplomacy? What are the historical origins of the “wolf warrior” diplomats? These are questions that Bloomberg reporter Peter Martin tries to answer in his new book, “China’s Civilian Army: The Making of Wolf Warrior Diplomacy” (OUP, 2021). Drawing from memoirs and his reporting in Beijing, Martin sheds light on the workings of China’s diplomatic corps.
Please join the Asian Studies Program for a conversation on the rise of “wolf warrior diplomacy” with Peter Martin on October 8, 2021 from 12:30 to 2:00PM. The event will moderated by Dr. Evan Medeiros, the Penner Family Chair in Asia Studies and the Cling Family Distinguished Fellow in U.S.-China Studies.
Peter Martin is a political reporter for Bloomberg News. He has written extensively on escalating tensions in the US-China relationship and reported from China’s border with North Korea and its far-western region of Xinjiang. His latest book, China’s Civilian Army: The Making of Wolf Warrior Diplomacy, focuses on those on the front line of China’s transformation from an isolated and impoverished communist state to a global superpower: China’s diplomats.
Dr. Evan S. Medeiros is the Penner Family Chair in Asian Studies in the School of Foreign Service and the Cling Family Senior Fellow in U.S.-China Studies. His research and teaching focuses on the international politics of East Asia, U.S.-China relations, and China’s foreign and national security policies.