East Asia Workshop: Politics, Economy and Society

Autumn 2016 Schedule



Autumn 2016 Workshop Schedule


October 4

“The Chinese Outbound Acquisition Spree: Trends and Implications”

James Tam

Managing Director and Co-Head of Mergers & Acquisitions

Asia Pacific at Morgan Stanley


October 18

“Tigers in Cage: A Network Explanation of Corruption Prosecution in China”

Jia Li

CIR student

University of Chicago


November 1

“Identity and Organizational Metabolism: Elite Transfers in CCP China”

Shilin Jia

PhD student, Department of Sociology

University of Chicago


November 15

“From Manchuria to Rustbelt: Industrial and Social Transformation in Northeast China”

Wen Xie

PhD Candidate, Department of Sociology

University of Chicago


November 29

“The US-China Survey” (TBD)

Victor Yuan

Chairman, Horizon Research Consultancy Group


East Asia Workshop meets on alternate Tuesdays 4:30-6pm at Pick Lounge, 5828 South University Avenue. This workshop features interdisciplinary scholarship addressing topics relating to social, political, economic and cultural matters in East Asia. Our presenters come from different disciplines like sociology, political science, economics, anthropology, history and so on.

*Questions and comments should be addressed to the coordinator Yinxian Zhang: zyxzhang@uchicago.edu

Faculty Sponsors:

Xi Song (Sociology), Dali Yang (Political Science), and Dingxin Zhao (Sociology)

The East Asia Workshop is sponsored by the Council on Advanced Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences. Persons with disabilities who believe they may need assistance please contact the student coordinator in advance.


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