Chinese Business and Economic History

JEASC Annual Conference & Graduate Student Professional Development Workshop 







Saturday, April 9, 2011

1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Social Sciences Building (SOS) B40, USC

The USC-UCLA Joint East Asian Studies Center will host its first annual conference and graduate professional development workshop entitled "Chinese Business and Economic History." Faculty and graduate students across three fields from USC and UCLA will be present so it will be a great opportunity for students to gain professional training and insight into cross-disciplinary research areas as well as to network with others in the field.


Panel/discussion 1 - China and Asian Trade Networks

1:00-1:20pm: Richard Von Glahn, Professor of History, UCLA, "The Ningbo-Hakata Merchant Network and the Reorientation of East Asian Maritime Trade, 1150-1300"

1:20-1:30pm: Discussant Michelle Damian, Ph.D. student, Department of History, USC

1:30-1:50pm: David Kang, Professor of International Relations and Business and Director of the Korean Studies Institute, USC, "The Political Economy of the Tribute System, 1368-1841"

1:50-2:00pm: Discussant Guillermo Ruiz Stovel, Ph.D. student, Department of History, UCLA 2:00-2:30pm: Group Discussion 1

2:30-3:00pm: Break

Panel/discussion 2 - Chinese Business Organization

3:00-3:20pm: Robert Chao Romero, Assistant Professor of Chicana/o Studies, UCLA, “The Chinese Transnational Commercial Orbit and its Relevance to Latin American History, Asian American Studies, and Latino Studies”

3:20-3:30pm: Discussant Luman Wang, Ph.D. student, Department of History, USC

3:30-3:50pm: Brett Sheehan, Associate Professor of History, USC, “Is there a Chinese Way of Doing Business? Evidence from the Song Family of Capitalists, 1900-1950”

3:50-4:00pm: Discussant Hsin-pei Liu, Ph.D. student, Department of History, UCLA

4:00-4:30pm: Group Discussion 2

4:30-5:00pm: Closing Remarks

More about JEASC Conferences

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  • East Asian Studies Center
  • 3454 Trousdale Parkway
  • College Administrative Services Building (CAS) 100
  • Los Angeles, CA 90089-0154