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The Origins and Dynamics of Crony Capitalism in China

February 9, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm



A discussion and book signing by Minxin Pei on his new book. Minxin Pei is the Tom and Margot Pritzker ’72 Professor of Government at Claremont McKenna College, where he also directs the Keck Center for International and Strategic Studies. In this talk, he will reveal compelling insights from over 200 hundred corruption cases involving multiple officials and businessmen from his new book “China’s Crony Capitalism.”

Pei traces the origins of China’s present-day troubles to the series of incomplete reforms from the post-Tiananmen era that decentralized the control of public property without clarifying its ownership. It created a legacy of criminality and entrenched privilege that he believes will make any movement toward democracy difficult and disorderly.


  • 4 p.m. Lecture and Q&A
  • 5:15 p.m. Reception

This event is sponsored by GPS’s 21st Century China Center. It is co-sponsored by the Fudan-UC Center on Contemporary China.

The event will take place in GPS classroom 3203 (directions). Closest parking will be at the Pangea Parking Structure. There will be signage to direct you from Pangea to GPS.

Attire: Casual

Open to the Public

Event cost: Free

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February 9, 2017
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm


School of Global Policy and Strategy GPS classroom
3203 International Lane
La Jolla, CA 92093 United States
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