The 21st century witnesses the continuous integration of the global economy, with economic and trade relations between China and other countries becoming increasingly closer. China is active in carrying out economic reforms to promote the country's opening up which in turn helps to optimize reforms. China’s economy has its own characteristics, and its development also affects the landscape and order of the global economy, attracting more scholars at home and abroad to study it in recent years.

As the COVID-19 pandemic is sweeping the world now, the Chinese economy is confronted with severe challenges both domestically and internationally. The academic community is facing new problems, provocations, and missions arising from this unprecedented pandemic.

The speakers of the lecture series are top-level scholars from six countries in four continents, delivering speeches on pandemic's impact on globalization, comparative study of China and other countries' economy, market and policy research, and academic capacity enhancement. CNKI will also broadcast the annual grand meeting of the Chinese Economic Association (CEA, UK/Europe) as the closing part of this activity.

The lecture series, 16 lectures in total, will be released from June 1 to June 30. Each lecture will consist of a 45-minute speech and a 15-minute online Q&A.

Lectures

(Based on UTC+8, Beijing Time)

Time Title Speaker Language
  • Mon., June 1,
  • 4pm-4:15pm
  • Opening Ceremony
  • Hosts' Remarks
  • Mon., June 1,
  • 4:15pm-5:15pm
  • Peter Nolan, Professor; Founding Director, Centre of Development Studies, University of Cambridge; Director, China Centre, Jesus College, Cambridge
  • English
  • Tue., June 2,
  • 9am-10am
  • Yide Qiao, Vice Chairman and Secretary-General, Shanghai Development Research Foundation, China
  • Chinese
  • Wed., June 3,
  • 9am-10am
  • Guanzhong James Wen, Emeritus Professor, Trinity College, USA; former Distinguished Professor, the Institute of Advanced Research of Shanghai University of Finance and Economics; former President of Chinese Economists Society (CES, US)
  • Chinese
  • Wed., June 3,
  • 4pm-5pm
  • Xiaolan Fu, the first mainland Chinese tenured professor in the social sciences at the University of Oxford; Founding Director, the Technology and Management Centre for Development; Fellow of Green Templeton College, UK
  • Chinese
  • Mon., June 8,
  • 4pm-5pm
  • James Laurenceson, Director, Australia China Relations Institute, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
  • English
  • Wed., June 10,
  • 4pm-5pm
  • Wenxuan Hou, Young Member, Royal Society of Edinburgh, UK; Special-term Professor, Shanghai Lixin University of Accounting and Finance, China; Vice President, Chinese Economic Association (CEA, UK/Europe)
  • Chinese
  • Fri., June 12,
  • 9am-10am
  • Zhiwei Cen, Professor, Kyoto Sangyo University, Japan
  • Chinese
  • Mon., June 15,
  • 4pm-5pm
  • Jinghai Zheng, Associate Professor, University of Gothenburg, Sweden; Visiting Professor, Tsinghua University, China
  • Chinese
  • Tue., June 16,
  • 9am-10am
  • Xi Chen, Associate Professor, Yale University; Faculty Fellow, the Yale Institution for Social and Policy Studies, the Yale Climate Change and Health Initiative, the Yale Macmillan Center for International and Area Studies, and the Yale Institute for Network Science
  • English
  • Wed., June 17,
  • 4pm-5pm
  • Yixiao Zhou, Senior Lecturer, Australian National University
  • English
  • Fri., June 19,
  • 9am-10am
  • Asei ITO, Associate Professor, the University of Tokyo, Japan
  • English
  • Mon., June 22,
  • 4pm-5pm
  • Xinxin Ma, Associate Professor, University of Toyama, Japan
  • Chinese
  • Tue., June 23,
  • 9am-10am
  • Cheng Tang, Professor, Chuo University, Japan
  • Chinese
  • Wed., June 24,
  • 4pm-5pm
  • LU Yao, Tenured Associate Professor, Tsinghua University, China
  • Chinese
  • Wed., June 24,
  • 8pm-9pm
  • Lucy F. Ackert, Professor, Kennesaw State University, USA
    Brian D. Kluger, Professor, University of Cincinnati, USA
    Li Qi, Professor, Agnes Scott College, USA
    Lijia Wei, Professor, Wuhan University, China
  • English
  • Mon., June 29,
  • 4pm-5pm
  • Claire Feng, Deputy Director, CNKI Overseas Department (China National Knowledge Infrastructure)
  • English
  • Tue., June 30,
  • 9am-10am
  • Hongfu Ni, Associate Researcher, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
  • Chinese

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