February 1, 2019 at 5:15 pm

Contemporary History | Chinese Trade Wars in Historical Context, Feb. 28

Felix Boecking, portrait

Dr. Felix Boecking

The Contemporary History Institute welcomes Dr. Felix Boecking to Ohio University to kick off CHI’s spring 2019 lecture series on Feb. 28 at 4:30 in Baker Center 242.

Senior Lecturer in Modern Chinese Economic and Political History at the University of Edinburgh, Boecking will present “No Great Wall: Trade, Tariffs, and Nationalism in Republican China, 1927-1945.” Drawing on his recent book, Boecking’s talk will focus on the current trade wars by drawing from historical lessons.

With degrees from the Universities of Cambridge (Ph.D., 2008) and Oxford (B.A., 2003), Boecking also holds a certificate from the Hopkins-Nanjing Center for Chinese-American Studies. Among his research interests are China’s political economy, the history of economics in the People’s Republic of China, and the history of Chinese foreign relations. He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and the Royal Asiatic Society. Boecking’s current project, supported by a Fellowship at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C., is “Economics on the Edge: An Intellectual History of Economists in the PRC since 1949.”

The talk is free and open to the public.

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