Chinese humanitarianism in historical perspective

26 September 2014
Public event
Speaker: Hanna Krebs - Research Officer, Humanitarian Policy Group, ODI and author of "Responsibility, legitimacy, morality: Chinese humanitarianism in historical perspective"
Description
Analysis of China’s humanitarian activities is often critical of China’s perceived failure to adhere to established norms and practices within the humanitarian field. China is often depicted as inherently different from Western countries in its approach to humanitarian aid.

While there is some truth in this, it is crucial to understand not only how China approaches humanitarian action today, but also why it has adopted a distinctive path.

This event will launch "Responsibility, legitimacy, morality: Chinese humanitarianism in historical perspective" at an event hosted by Tsinghua University in Beijing, China, from 12-2pm GMT+8.

To attend, please contact hpgadmin@odi.org.

Tsinghua University, School of Public Policy and Management, Room 302