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China’s Communist Party at 100: Is Capitalism Done in China? (online)

November 16 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

What is driving President Xi Jinping’s moves to re-centralize control over China’s economy and society? On the 100th anniversary of the Chinese Communist Party, the Leninist doctrine that underpins its history is reemerging to challenge capitalist-style, market reforms.

Join us for this virtual discussion as Harvard political scientist Tony Saich, author of From Rebel to Ruler: One Hundred Years of the Chinese Communist Party, and Yasheng Huang, MIT Sloan industrial policy expert, explore the inherent contradictions within the organization that has driven China’s extraordinary rise to global power.


Anthony Saich is the director of the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation and Daewoo Professor of International Affairs at the Harvard Kennedy School, teaching courses on comparative political institutions, democratic governance, and transitional economies with a focus on China. His books include Finding Allies and Making Revolution: The Early Years of the Chinese Communist Party and Governance and Politics of China and most recently, From Rebel to Ruler: One Hundred Years of the Chinese Communist Party.

Yasheng Huang is a professor at MIT Sloan School of Management, where he founded and runs China Lab and India Lab. The former associate dean of Sloan School, he holds honorary and special-term professorships at several Chinese universities. He has published eleven books in English and Chinese, was named one of the most outstanding scholars conducting research on policy issues by the National Asia Research Program, and received a Stanford University National Fellowship and a Social Science Research Council-MacArthur Fellowship.

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department Of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.


November 16
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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