US-China Relations: Duel or Duet?


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Zoom Webinar

When: Sep 11 2020 - 10:00am until Sep 11 2020 - 11:00am
Where: Zoom Webinar

The Annual Dr. N.H. Paul Chung Memorial Lecture: "US-China Relations; Duel or Duet?"

presented by the Pacific Asian Management Institute (UHM Shidler College of Business) and the UH Center for Chinese Studies


EWC Adjunct Senior Fellow Christopher A. McNally of Chaminade University is a panelist for this program.


Moderator – Jay Fidell, founder, president and CEO of ThinkTech Hawaii, Inc.

Panelists –

Professor Charles Booth, William S. Richardson School of Law, UH Ma ̄noa
Booth is a leading expert on comparative and cross-border insolvency and commercial law and is especially well known for his work on Asian law. His current research examines Hong Kong and Chinese insolvency law and reform, and the development of insolvency and commercial law infrastructures in Asia in the aftermath of the Asian Financial Crisis. Booth is very active in law reform and has served as a consultant on insolvency and commercial law reform projects sponsored by organizations such as the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank and the International Republican Institute. He has contributed to law reform projects across Europe and Asia.

Professor Ji Chen, University of Colorado at Denver
Chen is a senior instructor of finance at the Business School and director of China Initiatives and the Institute of International Business at the University of Colorado Denver. He has taught corporate finance, investment and portfolio management, financial markets and institutions, and international financial management since 1990. His research focuses on the development of financial infrastructures in China. He has led the Faculty Development of International Business program for the Center of International Business Education and Research (CIBER) since 2004. He has also worked as a consultant to help U.S. multinational corporations to enter China markets, including IBM, Coors Brewery, Gates Rubber, Nucor Steel, Hirschfield Steel. He is a member of the Financial Management Association and the National Committee of U.S.-China Relations.

Professor Christopher A. McNally, Chaminade University and The East-West Center
McNally’s research focuses on comparative capitalism, especially the nature and logic of Sino-Capitalism. He is at present working on a research project that studies the implications of China’s international reemergence in the global order. 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 the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences. He has edited four volumes, including an examination of China’s political economy: China’s Emergent Political Economy – Capitalism in the Dragon’s Lair (Routledge, 2008). McNally earned his PhD and MA from the University of Washington and his BA from the University of California at Berkeley.

Professor Stephen C. Thomas, University of Colorado at Denver
Thomas is an associate professor of Political Science and has been a visiting professor at Johns Hopkins- Nanjing University Joint Center in China. He teaches courses on international relations, human rights, Chinese politics, Chinese development and comparative politics. Thomas’s research focuses on post- Mao Chinese financial sector reforms, Chinese human rights, Chinese historical and current political developments, and China’s Belt and Road initiative.

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