We are happy to once more invite you to an insightful, inspirational and extremely valuable 1-day course with professor Josef Mondl from St. Gallen University, Switzerland. This very popular course is designed as an interactive, applied, case-based seminar and workshop. Anyone who is interested in understanding the context between China’s complex and vast historical background, and the country’s growing geopolitical, cultural and social implications on a global landscape, will be able to obtain a profound understanding. In particular, business practitioners and professionals dealing in and with China will be able to better structure, re-adjust and fine-tune their strategic approach to China.

The purpose of this one-day course is to let participants understand the basic historical, cultural and political found-ations of China’s breathtaking develop-ment since the beginning of the 1980s up to this day. Furthermore, the findings and analysis of this course will be used to provide participants with an in-depth understanding of the four main pillars (China Dream, Social Credit System, One Belt One Road, Made in China 2025) of China’s Vision 2049 aiming at the “great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation”, this is, China should regain its leading role as the center of the world – on the basis of the “All Under Heaven” ancient Chinese world view.

As a result, course participants will be able to use the knowledge gained to understand what current and future challenges and opportunities China’s growing geopolitical role will mean for our “western” worldview and how we could and should adjust our strategic approach to and with China in the future.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • ‘Zhōng-Guó’ – A brief overview of the fundamentals that shape the historical and cultural DNA of the ‘Chineseness’ to this day
  • East vs. West – different ration-alities and normative values
  • China's Vision 2049 – Tian-Xia: China’s major global initiatives for a new ‘World in Order’
  • Whatever the future may bring, China's development will be an increasing challenge, especially for the West: the honeymoon is over!
  • Register now for: TIAN XIA – BEYOND THE CHINA DREAM

  • Location: Norges Rederiforbund
  • Date: Nov 02. 2023. 09:00 - 16:00
  • Price member: 6900
  • Price: 8500
  • Project leader: Tom O. Kleppestø
  • Course leader: Josef Mondl
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  • Phone: 22335700