Date: 29 March 2021, Monday
Venue: Zoom Webinar
Talk #3, Series 22
Andrew Sheng is a former central banker and financial regulator in Asia and a commentator on global finance. He is Pro-Chancellor of Bristol University and Distinguished Fellow, Asia Global Institute, University of Hong Kong, as well as Chairman, George Town Institute of Open and Advanced Studies, Wawasan Open University, Malaysia.
He has a First Class Honours in Economics from Bristol University, and Honorary Doctorates from University of Bristol and University of Malaya. He is author of “From Asian to Global Financial Crisis” (Cambridge University Press 2009) and “Shadow Banking in China” (Wiley 2015). He writes regularly on international finance for Project Syndicate, AsiaNewsNet, Edge and Star. In April 2013, Andrew was named by Time magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world. He also appeared in the Oscar-winning film “Inside Job” in 2011.
Professor Ho Peng Yoke (1926-2014) was an Ipoh boy who studied at St. Michael’s Institution and rose to be the first director of the Needham Research Centre, Cambridge University.
The Needham Puzzle arose from Cambridge University Press’s monumental seven-volume involving 27 books, “Science and Civilisation in China” on why China did not have her Industrial Revolution ahead of Europe. Joseph Needham (1900-1995) was the Sinologist who initiated and edited the series.
This Lecture explores the search for Chinese modernity and how Malaysians contributed to that discourse.
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