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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