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Yu Zhou – Technological Innovation: Exploring Chinese Models
March 6, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Speaker: Yu Zhou, Vassar College
China’s technological ambition and trajectory have become a central concern for the US-China Trade War and will likely to define US-China relations for a long time to come. This talk traces the evolution of Chinese policies on technological innovation. Based on case studies on ten major technological industries written by leading academics, such as machine tools, rail, automobile, information, communication technology, and renewable energy, the talk explores the common models that underline China’s technological dynamics.
Yu Zhou received Bachelor and Master’s degree from Department of Regional and Environmental Sciences (formerly Geography) in Peking University, China, and received PhD in geography from University of Minnesota in 1995. Her current research is on globalization and high-tech industry in China. More recently she has done researched into China’s green building program and urban sustainability. In the United States, her works are more in the areas of ethnic business, gender and ethnic communities, and transnational business networks. In 2008, she was selected as one of the twenty Public Intellectual Fellows by the National Committee on US-China Relations. She has been interviewed by New York Times, and Washington Post, Voice of America among others.