Events June 2017

15
Jun
2017

Optimal growth with resource exhaustibility and pollution externality

Wei Jin, Research Fellow, University of New South Wales.

This seminar investigates a problem of optimal growth with resource exhaustibility and pollution externality, based on a unified framework that explicitly considers augmentable man-made capital, exhaustible resource reserves, and accumulative environme

15
Jun
2017

Telegraphs, sovereignty, and Chinese nation-building from the late Qing to the end of World War II

Wei Shuge
China’s efforts to reclaim sovereignty over the development and use of cable telegraphs was not merely a technical issue; it involved a multi-layered process of international negotiation, replete with political and cultural tensions. This seminar examines China’s interactions and rivalries with three foreign cable companies from the late Qing period to the end of World War II. It argues that existing political tensions played a crucial role in shaping how China's cable policies were devised. In this context, ideologies of imperialism and nationalism provided the rhetorical basis for diverse interest groups to advance their respective agendas.
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