Public Lectures on History and Business in China 2018-192nd Lecture:40 Years of Economic Reforms in China: Towards Convergence with Western Capitalism?


22 Mar 2019


5:00 pm – 6:30 pm


Cho Yiu Conference HallG/F, University Administrative Building, CUHK


Professor Jean-François HUCHETProfessor of EconomicsVice-President for ResearchNational Institute for Oriental Languages and Civilisation (INALCO)

Biography of Speaker:

Jean-François Huchet is currently Vice-President for Research and professor of economics (Chair of Chinese economy and comparative economics in Asia) at the National Institute for Oriental Language and Civilization in Paris (Inalco). He was director of the Centre for Asian Studies (ASIEs) at Inalco from 2014 to 2017. Between 2006 and 2011, he was director of the French Centre for Research on Contemporary China (CEFC) based in Hong Kong, and director of the Academic Journal “China Perspectives”. He was based in Asia for 18 years and has occupied several academic positions as senior research fellow at the French Centre for Research on Contemporary China (CEFC) in Hong Kong and at the Maison franco-japonaise in Tokyo. He has received his PhD of economics from the University of Rennes (France) in 1993 and did in PhD research at Beijing University from 1987 to 1991. His research and publications have focused on the role of the state in economic development in China and India and on the global consequences of China’s economic development. His latest books and articles include: The Environmental Crisis in China (in French), Paris, Presses de SciencesPo, 2016 ; China and India in Central Asia, A new Great Game?, New York, Palgrave Macmillan, 2010, 254 pp. ; “Impact of 1989 on the Emergence of State and Authoritarian Capitalism in China “, in Jacques Rupnik and Christian Lequesne (eds.), 1989: Europe and the World transformed, London, Routledge, 2011.


Admission is free; reservation is required. To reserve a seat, please
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– Call at 3943 8541


3943 8541


Lectures will be conducted in English.

Department of History, CUHK;
Centre for Comparative and Public History, Department of History, CUHK;
MA Programme in Comparative and Public History, Department of History, CUHK;
Hong Kong Public Libraries, Leisure and Cultural Services Department

Eminence History Department Fund, CUHK