CKGSB Knowledge Series: China’s Potential Transformations
2017-09-18  - Cambridge, MA

A CKGSB Knowledge Series Event in Partnership with Harvard Kennedy School Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation and the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies



China’s Potential Transformations

A Discussion Featuring:

Dean Xiang Bing

Founding Dean, Professor of China Business and Globalization,
and Director of the Center on China and Globalization, CKGSB



Arne Westad

S.T. Lee Professor of US-Asia Relations, Harvard University

When: 4:15PM – 5:30PM Monday, September 18, 2017

Where: Ash Center Foyer

124 Mount Auburn Street
Suite 200-North
Cambridge, MA 02138

Please join us for CKGSB Founding Dean Xiang Bing‘s discussion of China’s Potential Transformations hosted by the Harvard Kennedy School Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation and the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies.

Dean Xiang will offer his insights on what lies ahead for China in the context of business, globalization and cross-cultural leadership.

Arne Westad, S.T. Lee Professor of US-Asia Relations, HKS, will moderate. 

Refreshments will be served.

This complimentary event is open to the public – no registration required. Learn more here.


Dean Xiang Bing
Founding Dean, Professor of China Business and Globalization, and Director of the Center on China and Globalization, CKGSB

Dr. Xiang Bing is the Founding Dean and Professor of China Business and Globalization at Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB). CKGSB is China’s first independent, non-profit business school that applies a management model common among most globally-leading business schools. CKGSB maintains a campus in Beijing and locations in Shanghai and Shenzhen, in addition to representative offices in Hong Kong, London and New York.

Dr. Xiang has played an important role in developing and innovating China’s management education sector. Prior to joining CKGSB, Dr. Xiang was Professor of Accounting at Peking University’s Guanghua School of Management, where he pioneered the school’s Executive MBA program. He was also one of the seven founding faculty members of China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) in Shanghai. Previously, Dr. Xiang served on the faculty of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

Dr. Xiang’s research interests include state and business relations, the reform of state-owned enterprises, innovation and the role of the private sector in China. He is a leading authority on Chinese business, innovations in China, the globalization of Chinese companies and global implications of China’s transformation. Dean Xiang is also a key advocator of ‘New Business Civilization’ (新商业文明). His writings and cases on these subjects are considered among the most influential in China.

He has been an independent board member of a number of companies listed in Hong Kong, mainland China and the US (including two Global Fortune 500 companies). He is also a member of the boards of trustees for The United Way Worldwide (US) and for Asia House (UK), as well as a member of the International Advisory Council of Fundação Dom Cabral (FDC) and a Counselor for the One Young World Summit in Dublin.

Dr. Xiang has served as keynote speaker or panelist at influential forums and conferences in China and around the world. Recent speaking appearances have included forums held by the World Economic Forum, Asia Society, Committee of 100 (US), Deutsche Bank, The Conference Board, Yale CEO Summit, Harvard Kennedy School, The Economist, Financial Times, Global Pension Forum, the Boao Forum, Asia House (UK) and the Saint Petersburg International Economic Forum (Russia). He has offered commentary for the Financial Times, the New York Times, Bloomberg, BBC, CNN, the Sunday Times, CCTV (China), Phoenix TV, El Mundo, El Pais and L’Agence France-Presse (AFP), among other global media.

He has worked with many leading companies to offer consulting and training in China and globally. These companies include China Mobile, China Telecom, Huawei Technologies, TCL, Midea, Petro China, CNOOC, Ernst & Young, IBM (China), GE (China), Siemens (China), Goldman Sachs (Asia), Clifford Chance, Cummins, DFS, Lenovo, Bank of China and China Railway Construction Corporation, among others. 

Dr. Xiang received his PhD in business administration from the University of Alberta in Canada and his bachelor’s degree in Engineering from Xi’an Jiaotong University in China.

Arne Westad
S.T. Lee Professor of US-Asia Relations, Harvard University

Arne Westad is the S.T. Lee Professor of US-Asia Relations at Harvard University, where he teaches at the Kennedy School of Government. He is an expert on contemporary international history and on the eastern Asian region.  

Before coming to Harvard in 2015, Westad was School Professor of International History at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). While at LSE, he directed LSE IDEAS, a leading centre for international affairs, diplomacy and strategy.

Professor Westad won the Bancroft Prize for The Global Cold War: Third World Interventions and the Making of Our Times. The book, which has been translated into fifteen languages, also won a number of other awards. Westad served as general editor for the three-volume Cambridge History of the Cold War, and is the author of  the Penguin History of the World (now in its 6th edition). His most recent book, Restless Empire: China and the World since 1750, won the Asia Society’s book award for 2013.

Professor Westad’s new book, The Cold War: A World History, will be published in 2017 by Basic Books in the United States and Penguin in the UK. A new history of the global conflict between capitalism and Communism since the late 19th century, it provides the larger context for how today’s international affairs came into being.


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Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business
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