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Film Screening: Crocodile in the Yangtze - The Story of a Westerner inside China's

November 7, 2012 - 6:30pm to 8:15pm
Braun Lecture Hall, Mudd Chemistry Building

Crocodile in the Yangtze follows China’s first Internet entrepreneur and former English teacher, Jack Ma, as he battles US giant eBay on the way to building China's first global Internet company, Alibaba Group. An independent memoir written, directed and produced by an American who worked in Ma’s comany for eight years, Crocodile in the Yangtze captures the emotional ups and downs of life in a Chinese Internet startup at a time when the Internet brought China face-to-face with the West.Crocodile in the Yangtze draws on 200 hours of archival footage filmed by over 35 sources between 1995 and 2009. The film presents a strikingly candid portrait of Ma and his company, told from the point of view of an "American fly on a Chinese wall" who witnessed the successes and the mistakes Alibaba encountered as it grew from a small apartment into a global company employing more than 16,000 staff.



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School of Engineering Programs in China East Asia Library Center for East Asian Studies Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures Stanford Chinese Faculty and Family Club
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