public lecture by Huang Yasheng

February 21, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Mānoa Campus, see details below

The Confucius Institute at the University of Hawaii at Manoa Spring 2012 Distinguished Speaker Lectures


Yasheng Huang

International Program Professor in Chinese Economy and Business, Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

in two public lectures

“Financial Reversal in Rural China”

Tuesday, February 21, 12:00 noon (pizza and drinks will be served, courtesy of the CI-UHM)

John A. Burns Hall, Room 4005/4009, East-West Center (cosponsor: East-West Center)

This talk will present data to show that China reversed many of its productive rural financial policies it adopted in the 1980s and this reversal has some long-term implications for Chinese growth.


“What Exactly is the China Model?”

Tuesday, February 21, 4:00 p.m. UH Manoa School of Architecture, Room 205

This talk will discuss the so-called China model for economic growth. More detailed research shows that Chinese growth is rooted substantially in conventional sources of economic growth.

About the speaker: Yasheng Huang holds the International Program Professorship in Chinese Economy and Business at the Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His primary publications include Inflation and Investment Controls in China (1996), FDI in China (1998), Selling China (2003, Chinese edition, 2005), Financial Reform in China (2005, co-edited with Tony Saich and Edward Steinfeld), and Capitalism with Chinese Characteristics (2008, Chinese edition, 2010). This last is a detailed narrative account of the history of economic reforms in China, and shows that private entrepreneurship, facilitated by financial liberalization and microeconomic flexibility, played a central role in China’s economic miracle. It was selected by the Economist magazine as one of the best books published in 2008 and was 2008 Finalist/Honorable Mention in Economics, Professional & Scholarly Publishing Division, Association of American Publishers, Inc. His research has been profiled in many publications, and he has published op-ed articles in Financial Times, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Foreign Policy. He is a columnist for Entrepreneurs and Global Entrepreneurs magazines in China.

At the MIT Sloan School, Professor Huang founded and runs the China Lab and the India Lab, which aim to help entrepreneurs in China and India improve their management.

Event Sponsor
Center for Chinese Studies, and Confucius Institute at UHM, Mānoa Campus

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Daniel Tschudi, 956-8891,, Huang Yasheng talks (PDF)

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