China’s growth over the past four decades has positioned state capitalism as a durable foil to the orthodoxy of free markets, to the confusion of many in the West. How are capitalism and entrepreneurship practiced in Xi’s “China Model”? How much of the Chinese economic miracle could be credited to Maoist ideology? What implications does it have for American business engagement with China?
Join us in an intriguing conversation between Christopher Marquis, Sinyi Professor of Chinese Management at the University of Cambridge and James Heimowitz, President of China Institute, on Christopher’s new book Mao and Markets: The Communist Roots of Chinese Enterprise.
Copies of Mao and Markets: The Communist Roots of Chinese Enterprise will be available for purchase and can be signed by the author.
James Heimowitz is the President of China Institute. He has 40 years of experience in building trust and understanding between China and the U.S. James went to China as a student before it opened to the West, and has formed deep relationships in China over several decades. His background, education, and on-the-ground professional experience have come together to create a unique insight into some of the country’s most important initiatives. Prior to joining CI, James spent nine years at Hill + Knowlton Strategies where he was CEO for Asia, and Chairman, China.
He has also held multiple positions of leadership in Finance and Consulting, serving as Managing Director for Corporate Strategy at Bankers Trust/Deutsche Bank, and Manager of the Boston Consulting Group’s World Wide Asia Team. Earlier in his career at Chase Manhattan Bank, he led a successful re-entry to China, opening a representative office in Shanghai and a branch in Tianjin – the bank’s first in China since 1949. James is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and sits on numerous boards of companies in the media, finance, technology and China sectors.