Yuan at the Crossroads: Past Developments and Future Trends

YSI Seminar Series

February 2021 - May 2021

Analyzing historical phases and contemporary challenges of China's monetary system.

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This is a general seminar series on China's monetary policy and financial system. This series will consist of several sessions, with each session comprised of a 30-minute lecture followed by a 20-minute Q&A session. The sessions will address topics, chosen by speakers, on the history of China's monetary policy and financial system, as well as current phenomena such as Currency Digitalization, Pandemic-related Stimulus Policies, Land Financing, Real Estate market, Evolution of the China's Bond and Stock Markets and others. With this project we hope to contribute to widening the dialog between Chinese and western academics and practitioners working in the field of Chinese finance.

Thank you to all those attended! The following are links to the recorded seminars.

Digital Currency, Blockchain & China's Multi-Level Capital Markets | Zhang Yunfeng

China's Economic Development and the Global Response

What is the Digital Renminbi? | Webinar on China's Financial System

UPCOMING EVENTS

There are no upcoming events in this project.

PAST EVENTS

Online

30 Apr 2021

Webinar

Digital Currency and the Blockchain & China's Multi-Level Capital Markets

Speaker:Zhang YunfengVenue: Hosted via ZoomDate & Time:Friday, April 30, 2021 | 18:00 - 20:00 China Standard TimeFriday, April 30, 2021 | 6:00 - 8:00 Eastern Time Mr. Zhang Yunfeng is currently the General Manager and Secretary of the Party Committee of Shanghai Equity Exchange (上海股权托管中心). Zhang Yunfeng also serves as a member of the Securities Issuance Core Team of Everbright Securities Co., Ltd., director of Shanghai Shuixian Electric Co., and visiting professor at the National Strategic Development Research Center of Shanghai Jiaotong University. The talk will start by a short introduction by one of our moderators, the speaker's presentation for about 30 minutes, and followed with Q&A. If speakers agree, we plan to record the talks and make them available online afterwards.

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Online

19 May 2021

Webinar

Evolution of China's Economic Development and the West's/Global Response

“History and Theory in the Evolution of China’s Economic Development and the West’s/Global Response.” How do “we” – and who gets to define “we”? – frame China’s rise or socio-economic trajectory since 1949, and especially since, say, the last decade? This type of inquiry often begins -- and stays -- at an empirical level: the economic facts, policies analysed objectively, the ‘truths’ on the ground, and so on. This is unsurprising and even important. But there is also a place for a certain philosophical, searching or essayistic approach to the meaning and interpretation of China’s development. This is a huge topic –in fact a whole field of discourse and history-- in itself. This talk will focus on the meaning or significance of two things: the global or Western or “anti’” response to China’s economic development and emergence, understood as part of a very long tradition of orientalism and modern, colonial or liberal discourse; and also the meaning of what this development over the three phases (1949-78; 1979-2017; 2018--) might be in terms of important and contested terms (and real phenomena) like “socialism” and “people’s livelihood” and “progress” or “freedom.” Speaker: Daniel Vukovich (胡德) Advisory Research Fellow (2020–), Southeast University (东南大学) , Institute for the Development of Socialism with Chinese Characteristics, School of Marxism.Adjunct Professor, Department of Politics, East China Normal University ( 华东师范大学]), 2021-2023. Daniel Vukovich (胡德) has worked at Hong Kong University in the School of Humanities since Fall 2006, after earlier years as faculty in communications at Hocking Technical College and as a lecturer at UC Santa Cruz. He is the author of two critically acclaimed, polemical monographs, China and Orientalism: Western Knowledge Production and the PRC (Routledge 2012) and Illiberal China: The Ideological Challenge of the P.R.C. (Palgrave 2019) as well as two dozen journal articles and book chapters. His work has been translated into Chinese, German, and Portuguese, and he serves on the editorial board of two international, inter-disciplinary journals: Humanities and Social Sciences (Springer), and the venerable Neohelicon: Acta comparationis litterarum universarum, the first international comp lit/comparative studies journal of Europe (AK Press and Springer). Recent essays include “A City and a SAR on Fire” for Critical Asian Studies and “A Sound and Fury Signifying Mediatisation” for Javnost: The Public. His forthcoming monograph, After Autonomy (Palgrave), offers a theoretically-driven analysis of Hong Kong and global politics after the rise of China and the resurgence of xenophobia, Sinological orientalism, and fascistic social movements that subtend the decline of American/Hong Kong/liberal intellectual and moral hegemony.Last but certainly not least, he teaches frequently and with enthusiasm for the Comp Lit program, offering classes in a range of canonical and heterodox subjects from world literature and culture to political theory, Chinese rebellions and revolutions, and the globalization of ideas and discourses.

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Online

24 May 2021

Webinar

What is Digital Renminbi?

Speaker: Nan Li Nan Li is an Associate Professor in Antai College of Economics and Management (ACEM), Shanghai Jiao Tong University. She received her Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Chicago in 2005 and started her academic career in Department of Finance, NUS Business School in National University of Singapore. She was Affiliated Researcher at the Risk Management Institute and the Institute of Real Estate Studies in NUS from 2008 to 2014. Nan Li's research interests include asset pricing, corporate finance and time-series analysis in Macroeconomics and Finance. Her current research focus on understanding investment decision and economic decision of agents with both risk and ambiguity aversion. Her work with Lars Peter Hansen and John Heaton on ‘Consumption Strikes Back? Measuring Long-Run Risk’ was published in the Journal of Political Economy in 2008. Nan Li has served as referee for Quarterly Journal of Economics, Journal of Political Economy, Econometrica, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, Review of Financial Studies, and other top-tier journals in economics and finance.

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Online

14 May 2021

Webinar

China's urbanization - CANCELED

AttentionThis seminar has been canceled. Speaker: Lu Ming Ming Lu is Distinguished Professor of Economics, Director of Shanghai Institute for National Economy (SHINE), and research fellow of China Institute of Urban Governance at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. He is also an adjunct professor at Fudan University, Singapore Management University and Dongbei University of Finance and Economics. He worked as a Fulbright Scholar at Harvard University and National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER). He has consulted for the World Bank and Asian Development Bank. His research covers labor economics, regional and urban-rural development, and Chinese economy. Recently, his work evaluates the urban and regional development policies, and their effects on resource allocation and economic sustainability.

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  • East Asia
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Mingyue Liu

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Ivy (Xiaobing) Li

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Aleksandar Stojanović

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YSI Webinar

Evolution of China's Economic Development and the West's/Global Response

May 19 2021, 10:00

“History and Theory in the Evolution of China’s Economic Development and the West’s/Global Response.”

How do “we” – and who gets to define “we”? – frame China’s rise or socio-economic trajectory since 1949, and especially since, say, the last decade? This type of inquiry often begins -- and stays -- at an empirical level: the economic facts, policies analysed objectively, the ‘truths’ on the ground, and so on. This is unsurprising and even important. But there is also a place for a certain philosophical, searching or essayistic approach to the meaning and interpretation of China’s development. This is a huge topic –in fact a whole field of discourse and history-- in itself. This talk will focus on the meaning or significance of two things: the global or Western or “anti’” response to China’s economic development and emergence, understood as part of a very long tradition of orientalism and modern, colonial or liberal discourse; and also the meaning of what this development over the three phases (1949-78; 1979-2017; 2018--) might be in terms of important and contested terms (and real phenomena) like “socialism” and “people’s livelihood” and “progress” or “freedom.”

Speaker: Daniel Vukovich (胡德)

Advisory Research Fellow (2020–), Southeast University (东南大学) , Institute for the Development of Socialism with Chinese Characteristics, School of Marxism.
Adjunct Professor, Department of Politics, East China Normal University ( 华东师范大学]), 2021-2023.

Daniel Vukovich (胡德) has worked at Hong Kong University in the School of Humanities since Fall 2006, after earlier years as faculty in communications at Hocking Technical College and as a lecturer at UC Santa Cruz. He is the author of two critically acclaimed, polemical monographs, China and Orientalism: Western Knowledge Production and the PRC (Routledge 2012) and Illiberal China: The Ideological Challenge of the P.R.C. (Palgrave 2019) as well as two dozen journal articles and book chapters. His work has been translated into Chinese, German, and Portuguese, and he serves on the editorial board of two international, inter-disciplinary journals: Humanities and Social Sciences (Springer), and the venerable Neohelicon: Acta comparationis litterarum universarum, the first international comp lit/comparative studies journal of Europe (AK Press and Springer).

Recent essays include “A City and a SAR on Fire” for Critical Asian Studies and “A Sound and Fury Signifying Mediatisation” for Javnost: The Public. His forthcoming monograph, After Autonomy (Palgrave), offers a theoretically-driven analysis of Hong Kong and global politics after the rise of China and the resurgence of xenophobia, Sinological orientalism, and fascistic social movements that subtend the decline of American/Hong Kong/liberal intellectual and moral hegemony.
Last but certainly not least, he teaches frequently and with enthusiasm for the Comp Lit program, offering classes in a range of canonical and heterodox subjects from world literature and culture to political theory, Chinese rebellions and revolutions, and the globalization of ideas and discourses.

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Start: May 19 2021, 10:00*

Duration: 120 minutes

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