Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

The Evolution of Business Culture and Entrepreneurship in China

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

8 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

McKinney Conference Room, 3rd Floor

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China’s rise to global prominence has been one of the most extraordinary events of the past century. The
country’s rapid economic growth and political expansion have transformed it into a global powerhouse.
The aim of this panel is to explore this growth from the perspective of the business world. We hope to
cover a variety of perspectives in our discussion of the evolution of business culture and entrepreneurship
in China. How has China’s expansion into the global economy impacted different sectors of the business
world? What areas have experienced the most drastic change? How will this play out over the next few
years? These are the questions we hope to broach through this panel in order to shine a brighter light on
China’s drastic evolution.

中国靠着经济和政治上的飞速发展位居世界强国之列,成为上世纪最让人惊叹的事件之一。近些
年,中国的大数据,云计算,信息安全等企业尤为发展迅速。很多创新的商业模式也纷纷进入大
家的视野,比如网上支付,共享单车,共享办公室等。企业分论坛旨在从商业视角探索这飞速发
展背后的故事。我们希望在此分论坛通过企业家个人视角,从多方面充分探讨中国商业文化和创
业精神的起源和发展。中国跻身世界经济强国对商业世界有哪些影响?这些影响在未来几年又会
如何变化?我们希望能通过这些问题让布朗校园的同学们对中国的快速蜕变,以及这快速蜕变之
下发展起来的新兴产业和企业有更深入的了解。


Commentors on the panel will include:

Dan Luo,  the visionary behind Razitall's platform. An award-winning creative leader with over 10 years of experience. She has deep expertise in business/product strategy, and user experience design from high-profile companies such as Apple, Nike, and L'Oréal.

Ike Zhang, Amherst College Class of 2016 cum laude, graduated with a B.A. in Chemistry and Asian Languages and Civilizations. Ike is currently an Associate at EY-Parthenon in Boston. He is also part of an initiative called Boston Creative Collective that connects local artists to businesses in Boston, supporting both local businesses and local artists by providing accessible opportunities that promote greater connection, development, and the success of both the clients and members. He is also the co-founder and director of Toronto American Scholars, an organization aimed at a support network for high achieving first-generation immigrant students of Toronto that have gained admission to selective US colleges.

Edward Steinfeld, (moderator)  director of the Watson Institute and the China Initiative

China Initiative

This panel is the first of a four-part series in the Brown China Symposium.  Subsequent panels will be held on:

April 12 - Cosmopolitan Voices - The Globalization of China's News Reporting

April 19 - When Finance Goes Green: A Chinese Solution to Environmental Changes

April 26 - Art and Design: Practice and Vision of the Chinese Culture

The Brown China Symposium (BCS) is organized by a group of Brown students who want to bring conversations on modern China to the Brown community through accessible lectures, forums, and discussions. The mission of BCS is to build a bridge between China and Brown through education and conversation.