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

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.


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.

Weihang Wang , China’s leading integrated IT service provider, Beijing Teamsun Technology Co., Ltd is the first domestic localized IT service provider with its service network across Greater China and part of Southeast Asia. The first company to put forward IT Service Product in China with its business activities comprising IT product service, development of application software, and other IT services across Cloud Computing, Big Data, and Information Security.

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 a non-profit initiative called Boston Creative Collective that connects local artist 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.

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 (Media), April 19 (Green Finance) and April 26 (Art)

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.