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Upton Week Public Events, November 3-6, 2015


Yasheng Huang, 2015 Miller Upton Scholar
Friday, 11/6, Science Center Atrium, 7-8:30 p.m.
A live stream of this event will be available at
(Reception following address)

PANEL DISCUSSION: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Entrepreneurship in China

Tuesday, 11/3, 7 p.m., Richardson Auditorium.
A live stream of this event will be available at

Panelists are:

  • Daniel Youd, Professor of Chinese Language and Literature, Beloit College.
  • Jingjing Lou, Associate Professor, Department of Education and Youth Studies, Beloit College.
  • Robert Andre LaFleur, Professor of History and Anthropology, Beloit College.
  • Sarah Kile, '03, Assistant Professor, Department of Asian Languages and Cultures Postdoctoral Fellow, Michigan Society of Fellows, University of Michigan.
  • Panel Moderator: Don Wyatt, Beloit College Trustee and alumnus, John M. McCardell, Jr. Distinguished Professor, Middlebury College. Editor of the Journal of Song-Yuan Studies; author of The Recluse of Loyang: Shao Yung and the Moral Evolution of Early Sung Thought and The Blacks of Premodern China (Encounters with Asia).


PANEL DISCUSSION: Beloit College Alumni and Entrepreneurship in China
Thursday, 11/5, 7 p.m., Richardson Auditorium.
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Panelists are:

  • Ying Chen, Founder and CEO Qianqian Tech; Beloit College exchange student 2003-2004, recipient of Beloit College Department of Economics Topps Award.
  • Anthony Skriba, '07, Executive Director Z-Ben Advisors, "a China-based consulting firm whose core interest is in advising our clients on how to best capitalize on growing investment management business opportunities in the Greater China market."
  • Eddie Deming Tang, '84, Co-founder, President and CEO of Lexvu Opto Microelectrics Technology (Shanghai) Ltd.
  • Panel Moderator: Phee Boon Kang, Beloit College Trustee and alumnus, Founder and President of Boon Associates, a consulting firm serving the financial services sector in Taiwan, China and Japan. Mr. Kang is currently an external director in Citibank Japan Limited. Until 2012, he served as an Independent Director for 5 years at the China Guangfa Bank, where he chaired its Risk Management Committee and was a member of its Audit Committee.


PANEL DISCUSSION: The Ideas and Influence of Yasheng Huang
Friday, 11/6, 1 p.m.
, Moore Lounge, Pearsons Hall.
A live stream of this event will not be available.
(Preceded by luncheon at 12:30 p.m., registration required for lunch)

Panelists are:

  • Loren Brandt, Professor, Department of Economics, University of Toronto; co-editor of China's Great Economic Transformation, Cambridge University Press, New York, 2008.
  • Carrie Currier, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Texas Christian University. Co-editor of China‚Äôs Energy Relations with the Developing World.
  • Barry Naughton, Professor of Chinese Economy; Sokwanlok Chair of Chinese International Affairs, Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies at the University of California, San Diego; his books on the Chinese economy include The Chinese Economy: Transitions and Growth, and Growing Out of the Plan: Chinese Economic Reform, 1978-1993.