- Thursday 30 March 2023
- 5:30pm - 7:30pm
- Esther Simpson Building
- Lectures and seminars
- General public
Paul French delivers practical recommendations as well as commentary on broader questions related to how we think about China. This is a hybrid event - you can attend in person or online.
Doing business in China right now can feel like an almost impossible task. Of the many resources claiming to hold the answers, which are deserving of our time and attention?
Working with The China Project former Shanghai businessman, historian and writer Paul French is building the Ultimate China Bookshelf – bookmarking titles that have stood the test of time and highlighting the wisdom in their pages. The idea, apart from recovering some great books on China, is to help us all avoid over emphasis on the immediate specifics of the commercial landscape and think about:
- how we can benefit from a collective memory of past experiences of foreign business in China
- how we can indulge usefully in nostalgia
- how various administrations have formed the environment for foreign business
- how China’s current official narrative concurs and/or diverges from ours as foreign business people.
Join us for a talk that will deliver practical recommendations as well as commentary on broader questions related to how we think about China. Through Paul French and his Ultimate China Bookshelf, we can gain a better reading of the past and take away lessons that increase the chances of success in the future. Illustration for The China Project by Derek Zheng
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This event is organised by the Business Confucius Institute at the University of Leeds.