Symposium on ‘A Resurgent China in the 21st Century’ on April 18

Jonathan Spence
Jonathan Spence

April 10, 2013 - Jonathan Spence, a renowned scholar on China and the Sterling Professor Emeritus of History at Yale University, will deliver the keynote address at “A Resurgent China in the 21st Century,” a daylong symposium that will take place on Thursday, April 18, in the Mancheski Executive Seminar Room on the Mount Carmel Campus.

The symposium, which is free and open to the public, will run from 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Spence will deliver the keynote address “U.S. and China: Past, Present and Future” at 9:30 a.m.

The symposium also will include two panel discussions. The first panel will feature Mingke He, of the Beijing Technology and Business University, who will discuss “How Traditional and Social Media are Reshaping the New China;” Jeremy Wallace, a professor at Yale, “Has China Reached a Turning Point?;” and Xiaohong He, a professor of international business at Quinnipiac, “Internationalization of Chinese Currency.”

The second panel will feature Jiayong Frank Gao of Tianjin Foreign Studies University who will discuss “Success and Failures of U.S. Business in China;” Mingke He, of the Beijing Technology and Business University, “Environmental Challenges in China and What It Means for the World;” Ben Liu, a professor of marketing at Quinnipiac, “China’s Relationship with its Neighbors;” and Tse-shyang Chen, a professor at the Quinnipiac School of Law, “A Resurgent China with Chinese Characteristics: A Confucius View.”

The symposium will conclude with a keynote lecture at 5:30 p.m. by Hermann Simon, chairman of Simon-Kucher & Partners, who will discuss “The Rise of China and What it Means for the World and Especially for the West.”

The International Business Department in the School of Business and the Albert Schweitzer Institute, are co-sponsors of the event. Registration is required. Please contact Professor Mohammad Elahee at