Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
China Initiative

The Evolution of Business Culture and Entrepreneurship in China

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

8:00pm – 9:30pm

McKinney Conference Room, 3rd Floor

Registration is required. Please register here.

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.

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

Brown-China Summit

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.