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September 2020

  • Wednesday, September 30th The Myth of Chinese Capitalism: The Worker, The Factory and The Future of the World

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    Wednesday, September 30, 20203:00PM - 4:30PMOnline Event, Online Event
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    Series

    East Asia Seminar Series

    Description

    As discussed in his new book The Myth of Chinese Capitalism, Dexter Roberts will describe how surging income inequality, an unfair social welfare system, and rising social tensions block China’s continued economic rise with implications for companies and countries around the world. He will discuss how China is struggling to leave behind its “Factory to the World” growth model, and include its hundreds of millions of left-behind migrant workers into a more innovative, consumption-driven economy and why that means China may not become the superpower the world expects. He will also discuss how COVID-19 has exacerbated the already huge social disparities in China further complicating its ongoing economic transition and putting it at risk of falling into the middle income trap. And he will discuss how global supply chain diversification is affecting China and whether a change in U.S. presidents is likely to do anything to reduce the growing tensions between Washington and Beijing.
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    Dexter Tiff Roberts is an award-winning writer and speaker on China now serving as a Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council Asia Security Initiative and an adjunct instructor in political science at the University of Montana as well as a Fellow at the university’s Maureen and Mike Mansfield Center. Previously he was China bureau chief and Asia News Editor at Bloomberg Businessweek, based in Beijing for more than two decades. He has reported from all of China’s provinces and regions including Tibet and Xinjiang, covering the rise of companies and entrepreneurs, manufacturing and migrants, demography and civil society. He has also reported from North Korea, Mongolia and Cambodia, on China’s growing economic and political influence. Roberts’ first book, The Myth of Chinese Capitalism: The Worker, the Factory, and the Future of the World, was published by St. Martin’s Press in March 2020 and he created and now publishes a weekly newsletter called Trade War. He has a BA in Political Science from from Stanford University and Master of International Affairs from Columbia University and studied Mandarin Chinese at Taiwan Normal University.


    Speakers

    Dexter Tiff Roberts
    Speaker
    Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council Asia Security Initiative; Adjunct Instructor in Political Science, University of Montana

    Diana Fu
    Moderator
    Director, East Asia Seminar Series at the Asian Institute; Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Toronto


    Main Sponsor

    Asian Institute

    Sponsors

    East Asia Seminar Series at the Asian Institute


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October 2020

  • Thursday, October 22nd Race and Singapore Short Cinema

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    Thursday, October 22, 202011:00AM - 12:30PMOnline Event, Online Event
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    Series

    JHI - UTM 2020-2021 Seminar Series: Mediating Race, Reimagining Geopolitics

    Description

    For JHI-UTM 2020-2021 Seminar Series, Mediating Race, Reimagining Geopolitics presents “Race and Singapore Short Cinema”, co-hosted by the Department of Visual Studies, Jackman Humanities Institute, Centre for Southeast Asian Studies at the Asian Institute, Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy, UTM Collaborative Digital Research Space, University of Toronto and Objectifs.

    A week before the webinar on “Race and Singapore Cinema,” Kirsten Tan’s “Dahdi,” Han Fengyu “Last Trip Home,” and K.Rajagopal’s “Timeless” will be available for free via Objectifs Film Library. Register for details.


    Speakers

    Kirsten Tan
    Speaker
    Filmmaker

    K.Rajagopal
    Speaker
    Filmmaker

    Tan Shijie
    Speaker
    Filmmaker

    Alfian Sa'at
    Speaker
    Writer, poet, and playwright

    Sophia Siddique
    Speaker
    Associate Professor of Film and Chair of Film, Vassar College

    Tan Eng Kiong
    Moderator
    Associate Professor, Stony Brook University


    Sponsors

    Asian Institute

    Centre for Southeast Asian Studies

    Department of Visual Studies

    Jackman Humanities Institute

    UTM Collaborative Digital Research Space, University of Toronto


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    Disclaimer: Please note that events posted on this website are considered to be public events – unless otherwise stated – and you are choosing to enter a space where your image and/or voice may be captured as part of event proceedings that may be made public as part of a broadcast, webcast, or publication (online and in print). We make every effort to ensure your personal information is kept and used in compliance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA). If you have any questions please get in touch with our office at munkschool@utoronto.ca or 416-946-8900.



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