East Asia Workshop: Politics, Economy and Society

May 7 Workshop


“US-China Business Relations in an Era of New Leadership”


Doug Guthrie

Dean, Professor of Management and International Business

George Washington University School of Business


 4:30-6pm, Tuesday

May 7, 2013

Pick Lounge, 5828 South University Ave.



As the “factory for the world,” for years China has been regarded as an economic success, albeit one that has taken its position in the global economy primarily through the advantages of a deep, cheap labor pool. It is often dismissed as a rival to US dominance in areas of innovation or rational market infrastructure. This view is short-sighted, as it overstates the strengths of the US economy and ignores some of the most interesting aspects of Chinese economic development over the last three decades. I will argue that the case can be made that China’s approach to building a capitalist economy is more equipped for the challenges of the 21st Century than our own. Indeed, it is one of the great ironies of our time that the largest (so-called) “Communist” government of the world oversees the world’s most dynamic capitalist economy.



Workshop website: http://cas.uchicago.edu/workshops/eastasia/

Student coordinator: Le Lin (lelin2010@uchicago.edu)

Faculty sponsors: Dali Yang, Dingxin Zhao and Zheng Michael Song

This presentation is sponsored by the Council on Advanced Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences and Center for East Asian Studies. Persons with disabilities who believe they may need assistance please contact the student coordinator in advance.

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