In the critical period of China’s opening in the 1980s, Chinese policymakers invited Western economists to learn and debate the way forward for China, and that’s the subject of fascinating research by Julian Gewirtz in his book “Unlikely Partners: Chinese Reformers, Western Economists, and the Making of Global China” Gewirtz is currently a Fellow in History and Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School. He completed doctorate in history at the University of Oxford, and he is interviewed by Charlie Vest, a Master’s Candidate in Chinese Political and Economic Affairs here at the School of Global Policy & Strategy, and he is the Editor-in-Chief for the China Focus blog.
This episode was recorded at UC San Diego.
Editor: Samuel Tsoi
Production Support: Mike Fausner
Music: Dave Liang/Shanghai Restoration Project