Democracy IRL

Exploring China's Lockdowns, Protests, and the Communist Party, with Peidong Sun

December 07, 2022 Peidong Sun Season 1 Episode 13
Democracy IRL
Exploring China's Lockdowns, Protests, and the Communist Party, with Peidong Sun
Show Notes

Peidong Sun is a Distinguished Associate Professor of Arts and Science in China and Asia-Pacific Studies in the History Department at Cornell University. Previously, she was a professor at Fudan University in Shanghai and has written extensively on social issues in China. Professor Sun joins Francis Fukuyama to discuss the protests that have taken place across many cities in China over the past several weeks. Prompted by anger over the country's prolonged COVID lockdowns, these protests have also questioned the legitimacy of the Communist Party regime.