Perspectives II: Coexistence Between Communitarian China and the Individualistic United States: An Interview with Robert Martin Lees

  • Roland BenedikterEmail author
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Political Science book series (BRIEFSPOLITICAL)


Robert Martin Lees, former rector of the University for Peace of the United Nations and former United Nations Assistant Secretary General for Science and Technology for Development, has been active in China since the 1970s as governmental advisor and through international cooperation and exchange programs in leading positions. He thinks that communitarian China and the individualistic U.S. will never fully understand each other due to different political, social and civilizational cultures. Thus in the coming years both powers may rather coexist than cooperate.


Chinese Government Communist Party Power Transfer Liberal Democratic Party Systemic Reform 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

Copyright information

© The Authors 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of California, Santa BarbaraSanta BarbaraUSA

Personalised recommendations