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Séminaire de l’IAO : Debin Ma

Seminaire IAO : Debin Ma"Modern Shanghai : the nexus of institutional experiments"
Debin MA, associate professor in economic history, London School of Economics (LSE)
Jeudi 20 mars 2014, Salle de réunion de l’IAO (R66), de 14h à 15h30
Résumé : Shanghai in 1860-1940 had seen extraordinary economic growth and transformation in a short period of time. It was a city with three governments with distinctive national cultures and governance structures. It became a fertile ground for institutional experimentation where Chinese entrepreneurship met Western political institutions, tradition confronted modernity, local autonomy clashed with national politics. My talk provides some preliminary exploration on the role of unique institutions behind the transformation of modern Shanghai. [Affiche]