Rising Frictions in U.S.-China Relations: Sino-Capitalism versus Anglo-American Capitalism


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Asia Pacific Political Economy Seminar

When: Jun 21 2010 (All day)
Where: Washington, D.C.: East-West Center in Washington Conference Room

Dr. Christopher A. McNally
Fellow, East-West Center

After a year of relative quiet during 2009, tensions in the U.S.-China relationship are on the rise in 2010. Differences over trade, internet-freedom standards, U.S. arms sales to Taiwan, China’s management of its currency, the yuan or renminbi, and most recently North Korea are making headlines. Using a macro-political economy perspective, Dr. Christopher A. McNally will explore how China’s reemergence is generating “Sino-capitalism,” a capitalist system that is already global in reach and different from Anglo-American capitalism in many important respects. For example, Sino-capitalism relies on informal business networks, rather than on legal codes and transparent rules. In this seminar, Dr. McNally will discuss how the ascent of China, a capitalist power espousing values and international viewpoints which are fundamentally different from the Anglo-American system, is affecting the global capitalist system.

Monday, June 21
12:30 P.M. – 2:00 P.M.
Lunch will be served.

East-West Center in Washington
1819 L Street NW, Washington, D.C., 2nd Floor Conference Room
This event is free and open to the public.

Please RSVP to Loren Hoekstra by email (RSVPDC@EastWestCenter.org) or telephone (202) 327-9751.

Please include your name, title, organization, address, phone number, email, and country of citizenship. All personal information is for East-West Center use ONLY and is not circulated. Please note that seating for this event is limited.

Christopher A. McNally is a fellow at the East-West Center who is studying the interests, institutions, and ideas underlying formations of capitalism. His current research focuses on contemporary varieties of capitalism, in particular, the nature and logic of China’s capitalist transition. Dr. McNally is also working on a book project that studies the implications of China’s economic renaissance on the global order. Previously, he has held fellowships, conducting fieldwork and research, at the Asia Research Centre in West Australia, the Institute of Asia Pacific Studies at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and at the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences. Dr. McNally has edited three volumes, including an examination of China’s political economy, China’s Emergent Political Economy – Capitalism in the Dragon’s Lair (Routledge, 2008). Additionally, he has published many book chapters, policy analyses, editorials, and articles in journals such as The China Quarterly, Asian Affairs, and Comparative Social Research. Dr. McNally received his Ph.D. in political science from the University of Washington in Seattle.

Primary Contact Info:
Name: Loren Hoekstra
Phone: 202.327.9751