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The Shipping Academy: Tian Xia – All Under Heaven – what you need to know about China

October 21, 2021, 09:00 - 16:00


The Shipping Academy. By Shipping & Offshore Network 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 – History, country, people, culture, philosophy, language, writing, political system
  • Gǎi-Gé Kāi-Fàng – Reform and opening-up since 1978
  • Tiān-Xià 天下 – China’s historical worldview and self-image
  • China’s Vision 2049 – China Dream, Social Credit System, OBOR, MIC2025, RCEP
  • Rationalities and normative values – What is «Chinese»? «Western»? «Guān-Xì» and «Móu-Lüè»
  • TIAN XIA since COVID-19 – geo-political, economic and social considerations

Price for members of any of the associations in the Maritime Oslofjord Alliance is NOK 6,500, for non-members the price is NOK 8,500.

Group discount available. Price includes food and drinks, course material and signed certificate.


October 21, 2021
09:00 - 16:00


Shipping & Offshore Network
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Norges Rederiforbund
Rådhusgata 25
Oslo, 0158 Norway

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