China at the Crossroads
Lecture by Peter Nolan, Sinyi Professor of Chinese Management at the Judge Institute of Management Studies, Cambridge University.
The lecture is arranged by Asia Research Centre.
Since the late 1970s China has enjoyed one of the most remarkable periods of economic growth ever seen. However, the country faces deep economic, political and social challenges as it moves into the 21st century. These challenges include growing inequality, a deeply degraded natural environment, the challenge for Chinese business from the global business revolution, and extreme dangers in engaging too closely with the international financial system.
In a new book Peter Nolan maintains that no other country has ever faced such challenges. While there are several options open to it, Nolan argues that China has historically been able to develop its own "Third Way" between state and market and that is in fact the only rational solution to the challenges it faces. The talk addresses these hugely important topics.
Peter Nolan is Sinyi Professor of Chinese Manangement at the Judge Institute of Management, University of Cambridge, Chair of Cambridge University Development Studies Committee, and Director of the Chinese Big Business Programme.
He is a member of the editorial board of the
Cambridge Journal of Economics, the
Journal of Peasant Studies,
The Copenhagen Journal of Asian Studies, and a member of the executive committee of the C
Among his many publications are:
State and Market in the Chinese Economy (1993);
China’s Rise, Russia’s Fall (1995);
China and the Global Economy; National Champions, Industrial Policy and the big Business Revolution (2001);
China and the Global Business Revolution (2001);
China at the Crossroads (2004).