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The Globalist’s Top Thirteen Features by Jean-Pierre Lehmann

A selection of the most interesting features by Jean-Pierre Lehmann.

January 12, 2018

We are very saddened by the news of the passing of Jean-Pierre Lehmann. With 60 articles published on The Globalist, he was one of our most productive and thought-provoking contributors ever.

But for all the sadness: What a life! J-P was truly one of a kind: I remember a wide range of personal experiences, driving him from our home in the American capital to the house where he was born in Washington, D.C., co-teaching with him at an Indian University in rural Rajastan, exquisite dining in Hong Kong. And always pondering the big questions of global integration and understanding. There also was his steady promotion of women as (co-)authors and – above all — all his intellectual salvos.

In a world where so many prefer to dance around the bush – he did not. That was the strongest personal link I felt.

To commemorate him, his intellect, his vivaciousness and his camaraderie, here is a list of our favorite articles Jean-Pierre published on The Globalist, including his memorable five-part 2008 series “China in My Life.”

Stephan Richter.

1. China in My Life — A Personal Journey: The 1950s

By Jean-Pierre Lehmann | How does the emergence of China look through the prism of a Westerner’s life?

Published on February 11, 2008

2. Liberalism and Globalization

By Jean-Pierre Lehmann | What is the value of liberalism in a global society?

Published on July 19, 2002

3. October 2049: The 100th Anniversary of the People’s Republic of China

By Jean-Pierre Lehmann | What will China look like a century after Mao’s victory in 1949?

Published on November 29, 2015

4. The Myth of Asia: The Absence of an Asian Intellectual Space

By Jean-Pierre Lehmann | Asian nations must decrease their intellectual dependence on the West.

Published on January 21, 2015

5. Make in India! But Can India Make It?

By Jean-Pierre Lehmann | Reflections on the Post-Indian-Visa-Application-Stress-Syndrome.

Published on November 29, 2014

6. The Failure of Islam to Reform

By Jean-Pierre Lehmann | Only Islam can extricate itself from the failures in its history.

Published on September 22, 2014

7. Europe: June 1914 Vs. June 2014

By Jean-Pierre Lehmann | How Europe went from barbarity to civilization over the course of the 20th century.

Published on June 28, 2014

8. London and Beijing: A Polluted Tale of Two Cities

By Jean-Pierre Lehmann and Heidi Strebel | How Beijing’s tale proceeds from here will determine what kind of planet we leave behind.

Published on November 12, 2013

9. The Collapse of the Global Trading System

By Jean-Pierre Lehmann | The notion that trade per se fosters peace and prosperity is fanciful.

Published on May 28, 2016

10. The China-Japan-Korea Triangle

By Jean-Pierre Lehmann | Do the ghosts of Northeast Asia’s past imperil the region’s future stability and prosperity?

Published on March 1, 2013

11. Europe and the Arab World in the 21st Century

By Jean-Pierre Lehmann | Does more unite the Arab world and Europe than divides them?

Published on February 9, 2011

12. Asia’s Place in 21st Century Global Governance (Part I)

By Jean-Pierre Lehmann | Can Asian countries come together effectively in the international arena?

Published on August 3, 2009

13. Tibet and 21st Century Water Wars

By Jean-Pierre Lehmann and Nina Ninkovic | How will the Tibetan Plateau determine the course of Asia’s future?

Published on July 3, 2013

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