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LRCCS Tuesday Lecture Series | The Grand Picture of China's Capitalist Revolution

Join Michigan professor Yuen Yuen Ang in discussing China's recent growth and development. 

September 26, 2017 11:30am to 12:30pm
Please note the new time and location for our 2017-18 lecture series. 
Attempts to explain China's development all suffer from a “blind men and elephant" problem: depending on when and where one looks within China, every theory is development is correct, yet none is complete. What then is the grand picture of China's great economic and institutional transformation? The answer lies in the sequence of strategies, rather than in any particular factor. In China, the first step of development was paradoxically to kick-start markets using "weak/wrong/backward" institutions. 
Yuen Yuen Ang is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Michigan, and a Faculty Associate at the U-M Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies. She is the author of How China Escaped the Poverty Trap (Cornell University Press, Series in Political Economy, 2016), which won the 2017 Peter Katzenstein Book Prize for “outstanding book in international relations, comparative politics, or political economy.” 


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Los Angeles, California

The USC U.S.-China Institute presents a talk by Lenora Chu, whose new book explores what takes place behind closed classroom doors in China's education system. Chu’s eye-opening investigation challenges assumptions and considers the true value and purpose of education.

October 5, 2017 - 6:00pm
Los Angeles, California

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