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Market Entanglements: Fortune and Risk in a Chinese Bubble

The UC Berkeley Center for Chinese Studies presents a talk with Bryna Goodman, professor of history at the University of Oregon, Eugene, and Wen-Hsin Yeh, professor or history at UC Berkeley. 

When:
November 9, 2017 4:00pm to 6:00pm
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The UC Berkeley Center for Chinese Studies presents a talk with Bryna Goodman, professor of history at the University of Oregon, Eugene, and Wen-Hsin Yeh, professor or history at UC Berkeley. 

In 1921-2 Chinese entrepreneurs established more than one hundred and fifty stock exchanges in Shanghai and several other cities, more exchanges than existed in the rest of the world at that time. Nearly all of these new, Western-styled financial institutions collapsed within a year. What were people thinking? Using a variety of sources—financial texts, newspaper advertisement, satirical essays, fiction, graphic art, and popular pedagogies of the market—this talk examines visions of fortune and risk in the market bubble. The copious representations of stock market practices in print culture suggest how developing understandings of finance were intertwined with dynamic understandings of both Chinese gambling and Chinese governance under global capitalism.

Cost: 
Free
Phone Number: 
510-643-6321

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