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Cars, Currency, and Conflict:Three Issues Concerning Today’s China and How They Are Connected

Timothy Grose, a doctoral student at Indiana University, will host a discussion on cars, currency, and conflict. He will illustrate how all three element affect current economic conditions in China.

February 17, 2011 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Explore how cars, currency, and conflict are three concerns of ordinary citizens
and the government of the People’s Republic of China alike. Why do so many
Chinese urbanites continue to buy cars when the streets of Beijing and Shanghai
are already congested? How does China’s “pegging” of its currency affect what
Chinese consumers buy, and why has it received so much attention from lawmakers
in the US? Finally, what happens if you are a member of a marginalized group,
like Tibetans and Uyghurs, who may have not experienced the benefits of China’s
economic growth? Through our discussions, we will look beyond the news coming
from China.

Instructor: Timothy Grose is a doctoral student in the Department of Central
Eurasian Studies at IU and has recently returned from a six-month research grant in

Senior Fee 55+: $35 / Regular Fee: $45
Phone Number: 
(812) 349-3090