Seminar: Contemporary and rural china
MArch 3rd 10-11:30AM @ Ross school of business r2220
Special Guest By Tiejun Wen and Jim Cook
Professor Tiejun Wen's Bio:
Executive Dean, Institute of Advanced Studies for Sustainability, Renmin University of China; Executive Dean, Institute of Rural Reconstruction of China, Southwest University, PRC. He is member of State Consultant Committee of Environment Protection, Vice Chair-Person of China Society of Agricultural Economics. He is a renowned expert on social-economic sustainable development and rural issues, especially in policy studies, macro-economic, geo-strategy of south-south cooperatives, and long-term inclusive growth.
Professor Wen has been rewarded as: State Council’s Special Award Expert (1998), The 1st by the Ministry of Agriculture (1999), CCTV Annual Award of Top 10 Economic Talents (2003), The 1st Education by Beijing Municipal Government, etc. His main publications include: Eight Crises: Lessons from China (1949-2009), Three Dimensional of Agrarian Issue and Institutional Transitions, Research on Rural China’s Basic Economy System, Report on China’s Constructing a New Socialist Countryside, Reading Southern Jiangsu Province, Reading Pearl River Delta: a Research on Guangdong’s Developmental Model and the Strategy of Economic Adjustment Structure, The Centurial Reflection on the Three
Dimensional of Agrarian Issue, What Exactly Do We Want?, and Deconstructing Modernization, among others.
Note: Introduction of New Rural Reconstruction Movement
Chairman Jim Cook's Bio:
Jim is a China business strategist with a technological background that began as an MIT Research Engineer. In 1985, he was the Fortune 500 VP/CTO who brought the CAD/CAM software used to build China's infrastructure (met by Jiang Zemin at the Great Hall and on CCTV News). Later, he lectured at Renmin University's Finance Policy Institute. Then, in 2008, he represented China at the Kauffman Foundation's Global Entrepreneurship Forum; in 2009, he chaired a Beijing Conference on "Bridging the Cultural Divide.", and in 2011, he gave China strategy insights to Ford's top management. This past year, Jim keynoted the China Business Challenge conference held at the University of Michigan. Currently, Jim has passion for China's Rural Reconstruction.