From Rags to Riches – Will China be Able to Sustain its Economic Expansion?

Wed, Jun 23rd, 6:00pm - 7:00pm

6:00pm - 7:00pm

June 2021

The Community Library Livestream

The Community Library

Join The Community Library for this virtual event, its annual Judith and Marshall Meyer Lecture on China with Weijian Shan.

The Chinese economy grew 36 times in 30 years. How has it achieved it? What are its economic realities? Will it be able to sustain its growth? Weijian Shan, the author of two bestselling books, Out of the Gobi: My Story of China and America, and Money Games, will explain.

Weijian Shan is chairman and CEO of PAG, a leading Asia-focused private equity firm. Prior to PAG, he was a partner of the private equity firm TPG, and co-managing partner of TPG Asia (formerly known as Newbridge Capital). Over two decades, Weijian Shan has led a number of landmark transactions that have returned billions of dollars in profit to his firms’ investors. Previously, Shan was a managing director of JP Morgan, and an assistant professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. In his youth, he spent several years working as a laborer in the Gobi Desert of China. He holds an M.A. and a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, and an M.B.A. from the University of San Francisco. Shan is the author of Money Games: The Inside Story of How American Dealmakers Saved Korea’s Most Iconic Bank (2020) and Out of the Gobi: My Story of China and America (2019). His articles and commentary have been published in the Financial Times, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Foreign Affairs, The Economist and many other publications.

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