“Innovating Chinese Business History” Workshop (Oct 18-19)

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The Chinese Business History research cluster at the Hong Kong Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences is pleased to invite you to the following workshop. The workshop will be held in hybrid mode, so you are welcome to join us in person or via Zoom. The details are as follows:

“Innovating Chinese Business History” Workshop

Date and Time: October 18-19, 2023 (Wed-Thu)
Register now:
https://forms.gle/MxNSQa6J9yegQqCd6

18 October

Visit to the Hong Kong University Library: 11am-12pm

Location: Hong Kong University Library 2/F Entrance

Introduction to the Hong Kong Chinese Merchants Collection (in-person attendees only)
(Catalogue: https://archivesspace.lib.hku.hk/repositories/2/resources/17 ;
Digitised Items: https://digitalrepository.lib.hku.hk/hkcmc)
 

Panel 1: 2pm-4pm:

Chair: Ghassan Moazzin (The University of Hong Kong)

Location: May Hall

Speakers: 
Thomas Larkin (University of Bristol/Lingnan University) – Augustine Heard & Co: The Anatomy of a Bankruptcy in Nineteenth-Century China

Nathanael Lai (University of Cambridge) – In Support of the Zhongzhen: Loans, Textbooks, and the Cold War in 1950s Southeast Asia and Hong Kong

Jackie Wang (University of Chinese Academy of Sciences) – Engendered Entrepreneur: Women and the Politics of Business in Modern China
 

19 October

Location: May Hall

Panel 2: 10am-12pm

Chair: Li Ji (The University of Hong Kong)

Speakers: 
Matthew Lowenstein (Stanford University) – “Popular Sources” (民间资料): opportunities, challenges, and methodologies

Bill Kelson (University of Georgia) – A Proto-Developmental State? Revisiting the Mines of the Late-Qing Self-Strengthening Movement

Adam Frost (Copenhagen Business School) – Selective Deinstitutionalization: The Dialectics of Institutional Transformation in Maoist China
 

Lunch: 12pm-2pm (all registered participants)
 

Panel 3: 2pm-3pm

Chair: Li Yiwen (City University of Hong Kong)

Speakers: 
Puk Wing Kin (Chinese University of Hong Kong) – Licking blood at the blade?: Dispute over lead and zinc mining contracts between the Hunan Mining Bureau and the Carlowitz & Co. (1914-1920)

Billy So (The University of Hong Kong) and Sufumi So (The University of Hong Kong) – The Corporate Governance of the Shanghai Commercial Press in Historical and Comparative Perspective
 

Roundtable: New Directions in Chinese Business History : 3pm-4pm

Moderator: John Wong (The University of Hong Kong)
 

Tea Break: 4pm-4:30pm
 

Keynote Lecture: 4.30pm-6pm

Speaker: 
Elisabeth Köll (University of Notre Dame) – A History of Pawnbroking in China across the 20th Century: Examples of Opportunities for and Challenges in Business History Research

This event is generously supported by the Louis Cha Fund of the Faculty of Arts.

If you have any questions about this workshop, please contact Dr. John D. Wong  (jdwong@hku.hk) or Dr. Ghassan Moazzin (gmoazzin@hku.hk).

“Innovating Chinese Business History” Workshop (Oct 18-19)

Share:

The Chinese Business History research cluster at the Hong Kong Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences is pleased to invite you to the following workshop. The workshop will be held in hybrid mode, so you are welcome to join us in person or via Zoom. The details are as follows:

“Innovating Chinese Business History” Workshop

Date and Time: October 18-19, 2023 (Wed-Thu)
Register now:
https://forms.gle/MxNSQa6J9yegQqCd6

18 October

Visit to the Hong Kong University Library: 11am-12pm

Location: Hong Kong University Library 2/F Entrance

Introduction to the Hong Kong Chinese Merchants Collection (in-person attendees only)
(Catalogue: https://archivesspace.lib.hku.hk/repositories/2/resources/17 ;
Digitised Items: https://digitalrepository.lib.hku.hk/hkcmc)
 

Panel 1: 2pm-4pm:

Chair: Ghassan Moazzin (The University of Hong Kong)

Location: May Hall

Speakers: 
Thomas Larkin (University of Bristol/Lingnan University) – Augustine Heard & Co: The Anatomy of a Bankruptcy in Nineteenth-Century China

Nathanael Lai (University of Cambridge) – In Support of the Zhongzhen: Loans, Textbooks, and the Cold War in 1950s Southeast Asia and Hong Kong

Jackie Wang (University of Chinese Academy of Sciences) – Engendered Entrepreneur: Women and the Politics of Business in Modern China
 

19 October

Location: May Hall

Panel 2: 10am-12pm

Chair: Li Ji (The University of Hong Kong)

Speakers: 
Matthew Lowenstein (Stanford University) – “Popular Sources” (民间资料): opportunities, challenges, and methodologies

Bill Kelson (University of Georgia) – A Proto-Developmental State? Revisiting the Mines of the Late-Qing Self-Strengthening Movement

Adam Frost (Copenhagen Business School) – Selective Deinstitutionalization: The Dialectics of Institutional Transformation in Maoist China
 

Lunch: 12pm-2pm (all registered participants)
 

Panel 3: 2pm-3pm

Chair: Li Yiwen (City University of Hong Kong)

Speakers: 
Puk Wing Kin (Chinese University of Hong Kong) – Licking blood at the blade?: Dispute over lead and zinc mining contracts between the Hunan Mining Bureau and the Carlowitz & Co. (1914-1920)

Billy So (The University of Hong Kong) and Sufumi So (The University of Hong Kong) – The Corporate Governance of the Shanghai Commercial Press in Historical and Comparative Perspective
 

Roundtable: New Directions in Chinese Business History : 3pm-4pm

Moderator: John Wong (The University of Hong Kong)
 

Tea Break: 4pm-4:30pm
 

Keynote Lecture: 4.30pm-6pm

Speaker: 
Elisabeth Köll (University of Notre Dame) – A History of Pawnbroking in China across the 20th Century: Examples of Opportunities for and Challenges in Business History Research

This event is generously supported by the Louis Cha Fund of the Faculty of Arts.

If you have any questions about this workshop, please contact Dr. John D. Wong  (jdwong@hku.hk) or Dr. Ghassan Moazzin (gmoazzin@hku.hk).