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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.
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(Reception following address)

PANEL DISCUSSION: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Entrepreneurship in China

Tuesday, 11/3, 7 p.m., Richardson Auditorium.
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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, 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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(list of panelists forthcoming)


PANEL DISCUSSION: The Ideas and Influence of Yasheng Huang

Friday, 11/6, 1 p.m., Moore Lounge, Pearsons Hall.
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(Preceded by luncheon at 12:30 p.m., registration required for lunch)

Panelists are:

  • Carrie Currier, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Texas Christian University. Co-editor of China‚Äôs Energy Relations with the Developing World.
  • Nicholas Lardy, Anthony M. Solomon Senior Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics; his recent books on the Chinese economy include Markets over Mao: The Rise of Private Business in China (2014), Sustaining China's Economic Growth after the Global Financial Crisis (2012), The Future of China's Exchange Rate Policy (2009), and China's Rise: Challenges and Opportunities (2008).
  • 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.