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**CANCELED** The Wall Street of China: Making Movies in the Middle Kingdom

Christina Yao- Director of
Ban Wang- William Haas Professor in Chinese Studies, Stanford University
Matthew Sommer- Associate Professor, History Department, Stanford University
George Qiao- PhD Candidate, History Department, Stanford University

THE EVENT ON 4/8/11 IS CANCELED -- THIS EVENT IS BEING RESCHEDULED.  MORE DETAILS WILL BE ANNOUNCED.

Why is a business group one century ago relevant to our understanding of China today? Is the same private entrepreneurship in China from that era experiencing a revival now? Through what magic formula did the Shanxi merchants, the most powerful merchant group in pre-modern China, dominate the finance and commerce worlds of China for 500 years?

Stanford alumnus and award-winning director of "Empire of Silver," Christina Yao, will share the insights and research that inspired her to make a film about the Wall Street of China.

In this presentation/roundtable discussion, speakers will also talk about the socio-economic significance of the banking system in Shanxi, the business culture of the Shanxi merchants, and the design and the making of the movie.

Friday, April 08, 2011 | 5:30 pm — 7:30 pm
Talk Canceled

Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures
Center for East Asian Studies