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SOAS China Institute

To Rise or to Lead? The Challenge of Chinese Universities in the 21st Century

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Professor William Kirby
Professor William C. Kirby (Harvard University)

Date: 15 February 2021Time: 5:00 PM

Finishes: 15 February 2021Time: 6:30 PM

Venue: Virtual Event

Type of Event: Webinar

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Abstract

European universities set global standards in the 19th century. American institutions of higher education became global leaders by the end of the 20th century. What then, are the prospect for Chinese leadership in the world of universities in the 21st century?

Biography

William C. Kirby is Spangler Family Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School and T. M. Chang Professor of China Studies at Harvard University. He is a University Distinguished Service Professor. Professor Kirby serves as Chairman of the Harvard China Fund, the University's academic venture fund for China, and Faculty Chair of the Harvard Center Shanghai, Harvard's first University-wide center located outside the United States.

A historian by training, Professor Kirby examines contemporary China's business, economic, and political development in an international context. He writes and teaches on the growth of modern companies in China (Chinese and foreign; state-owned and private); Chinese corporate law and company structure; business relations across Greater China (PRC, Taiwan, Hong Kong); and China's relations with the United States and Europe. He has authored or co-authored more than fifty HBS cases on business in China, ranging from start-ups to SOEs; agribusiness and middle-class consumption; banking and microfinance; healthcare and education; corporate governance and corporate social responsibility; and the global strategies of Chinese firms. His current projects include case studies of trend-setting Chinese businesses and a comparative study of higher education in China, Europe, and the United States. His most recent book is Can China Lead? (Harvard Business Review Press).

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Chair: Professor Steve Tsang (Director, SOAS China Institute)

Organiser: SOAS China Institute

Contact email: sci@soas.ac.uk