The Chinese Century? Production, Consumption and Education for China's New Media Class: Lessons from and for Taiwan

The Chinese Century? Production, Consumption and Education for China's New Media Class: Lessons from and for Taiwan

Tuesday, 30 November 2010 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Venue: 
Dahrendorf Room, Founders' Building, St Antony's College
Speaker(s): 
Professor William C. Kirby (Harvard)
Convenor: 
Dr Steve Tsang
Series: 
Taiwan Studies Seminar Series

William C. Kirby is the Spangler Family Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School and T. M. Chang Professor of China Studies at Harvard University. He is a Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor. He serves as Director of the Fairbank Centre for Chinese Studies and Chairman of the Harvard China Fund. A historian of modern China, Professor Kirby’s work examines China's business, economic, and political development in an international context. He has written on the evolution of modern Chinese business (state-owned and private); Chinese corporate law and company structure; the history of freedom in China; China’s environmental challenges; relations across the Taiwan Strait; and China’s relations with Europe and America. His current projects include case studies of contemporary Chinese businesses and a comparative study of higher education in China and the United States. He is Honorary Visiting Professor at Peking University, Nanjing University, Chongqing University, and Fudan University.