Europe dominated the 19th century. The 20th century saw the rise of the United States. Will the 21st century be "the Chinese Century"? Using a series of Harvard Business School Cases, this lecture will explore production, consumption, and education for China’s new middle class, and think about China’s future, in light of its past.
Thursday, April 21, 2011
5:30pm-6:30pm – Networking Reception
6:30pm-6:45pm - Welcome
6:45pm-8pm – Presentation
Registration closed! No Walk-ins!
Charles Schwab Office Building (Entrance and Parking in the back of the building)
800 El Camino Real, Suite 100
Menlo Park, CA 94525
$20 HBSA/NC members, $30 non-members
William C. Kirby is T. M. Chang Professor of China Studies at Harvard University and Spangler Family Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School. He is a Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor and former Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. He serves as Director of the Fairbank Center 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; the international socialist economy of the 1950s; 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, Europe, and the United States.