Chun-Tu Hsueh Distinguished Lecture - China and the West: Crossroads of Globalisation


Conveners: Professor Rosemary Foot, Professor Rachel Murphy

Speaker: Peter Nolan (Cambridge)

Peter Nolan holds the Chong Hua Chair in Chinese Development and is Director of the University’s Centre of Development Studies, University of Cambridge. He is the Director of the Chinese Executive Leadership Programme (CELP), which each year brings CEOs from China’s largest firms to the University of Cambridge for a three-week training programme, taught by a combination of academics and the leaders of international firms. The Financial Times commented: ‘Nolan knows more about Chinese companies and their international competition than anyone else on earth, including in China’. He has spoken at the Chinese Government’s annual China Development Forum since its inception in 2000. He has testified at the US-China Economic and Security Review Commission of the US Congress and lectured to the Board of the US-China Business Council. He was a member of the UK Government’s Asia Task Force and the China Council of the World Economic Forum. He holds an honorary doctorate from the Copenhagen Business School. In 2009 he was awarded the CBE (Commander of the British Empire) ‘for services supporting China’s integration into the global economy’.

He has published the following books:
Inequality: India and China Compared , Open University Press (1976) (with T.J. Byres);
Growth processes and Distributional Change, Contemporary China Institute, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London (1983);
The Political Economy of Collective Farms: an analysis of China’s post-Mao rural reforms,. Polity Press (1988);
State and Market in the Chinese Economy. Macmillan (1993);
China’s Rise, Russia’s fall: politics, economics and planning in the transition from Stalinism. Macmillan (1995), Chinese edition, Zhejiang University Press;
Indigenous Large Firms in China’s Economic Reform. Contemporary China Institute, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. (1998);
Coca-Cola and the Global Business Revolution, Judge Business School, University of Cambridge (1999);
China and the global economy: national champions, industrial policy and the big business revolution. Palgrave (2001) Chinese edition, China Metallurgical Industry Press;
China and the global business revolution. Palgrave. (2001);
Transforming China : globalization, transition and development. Anthem Press. (2004);
China at the Crossroads. Polity Press (2004) Chinese edition, Dafeng Publishing House;
Global Business Revolution and the Cascade Effect: systems integration in the aerospace, beverages and retail industries (with Chunhang Liu and Jin Zhang), Palgrave (2007), Chinese edition, Nankai University Press;
 Integrating China: towards the coordinated market economy. 
Anthem Press. (2007); Capitalism and Freedom, Anthem (2007);
Crossroads: The End of Wild Capitalism, 
Marshall Cavendish (2009) Chinese edition, CITIC Press;
 Is China Buying the World? 
Polity Press (2012 Chinese edition, Red Flag Press;  Chinese Firms, Global Firms: Globalisation and Industrial Policy  Routledge (2014);
Re-balancing China, 
Anthem Press (2014);
Understanding China: The Silk Road and the Communist Manifesto, 
Routledge (2016) Chinese edition, CITIC Press.