The School of Social Sciences, School of Humanities, Center for Asian Studies, and Department of Economics invite you to the 4th Annual Wan-Lin Kiang Lecture

"China's Left Tilt: Pendulum Swing or Mid-Course Correction?"
with Barry Naughton, Professor of Chinese and International Affairs,  Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies,  University of California, San Diego
 
Wednesday, May 9, 2007
 
Reception: 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Phineas Banning Alumni House
University of California, Irvine
 
Lecture: 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Social Science Plaza A, Room 2112
 
Space is limited; please RSVP by May 8, 2007 to Sandra Cushman, scushman@uci.edu or (949) 824-3344.

About the Center for Asian Studies:
Comprised of more than 40 interdisciplinary UC Irvine faculty members who study China, Japan, Korea, India, and Southeast Asia, the Center for Asian Studies was established to enhance the study of the many countries and cultures of Asia.  The Center provides a forum for discussions across geographic and disciplinary boundaries both on campus and throughout the community.

About Dr. Kiang:  
Dr. Kiang graduated from National Taiwan University with a bachelor’s in mechanical engineering. He went on to earn a master’s from New York University and his doctorate in systems sciences from Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Kiang was a member of the American Economic Association, Association of International Business, and Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). In 1991, he was elected as international counselor and senior member of the prestigious Conference Board.  Dr. Kiang taught for many years at California State University’s School of Business Administration in Long Beach. He was also director of management sciences atNational Chiao-Tung University in Taiwan and founder of Taiwan’s Academy of Management Sciences. Among many of his appointments, he served as advisor to the Commission of National Enterprises, Ministry of Economic Affairs, Taiwan Power Corp., and RSEA.  In 1983, at the request of the acting governor of the Central Bank and chair of the Economic Development Council, Dr. Kiang returned to Taiwan and was appointed president and CEO of the China Development Corporation (CDC), Taiwan’s premier industrial development bank. On the verge of collapse, Dr. Kiang orchestrated CDC’s complete recovery, and in 1993, Euromoney elected CDC as the “Best Financial Institution in Taiwan.” In 1984, Dr. Kiang served as chairman of China Security Investment Trust Corporation, China Venture Management, Inc., and China Venture Capital Association, among over forty other public companies and organizations.   He wrote and published on technical, economic, managerial, financial, and banking matters, including two books in Chinese, Industrial Innovation and Vision and Development.  In 1993, Dr. Kiang shifted his work to China and was appointed as an advisory professor of Shanghai Chiao-Tung University and Zhejiang University. He was also a visiting professor of management at Tsinghua University in Beijing. In February 1994, he joined Emerging Markets Corporation as a senior executive in charge of Asian operations, responsible for providing guidance over the AIG Asian Infrastructure Fund – a billion dollar direct investment fund for China and ASEAN countries based in Hong Kong. He formed Sino-Century Capital and Development LTD in 1999 which now has offices in Beijing, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Xiain and Taipei.

 

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