University hosts public lecture to mark XJTLU 10th Anniversary

The University is hosting a public lecture to mark the 10th anniversary of Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU).

As part of the event, entitled, ‘China in the World Today’, Professor David S G Goodman and Martin Jacques will each deliver talks covering the future prospects and economics of China as well as the social and political change within the country.

Social and political change

Professor Goodman is Head of the Department of China Studies at XJTLU in Suzhou. His work focuses on social and political change in China, especially at the local level. His most recent publications include Class in Contemporary China (2014) and the Handbook of the Politics of China (2015).

Martin Jacques is the author of the global bestseller When China Rules the World: the End of the Western World and the Birth of a New Global Order. He is a Senior Fellow at the Department of Politics and International Studies, Cambridge University, and a Visiting Professor at Tsinghua University, Beijing.

More information

The public lecture takes place on Tuesday, 10 May, 5.30pm at Victoria Gallery & Museum. The event is free to attend but places are limited. To register for tickets, please visit or call 0151 795 0447.


The University opened Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU) in 2006 in partnership with Xi’an Jiaotong University – a top 10 university in China. As an independent Sino-Foreign cooperative university, it captures the essence of both prestigious parent universities and is the first and only one of its kind to be approved by the Chinese Ministry of Education. XJTLU is the largest international collaborative university in China.

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