“The Political Economy of China’s Transformation” SOAS, 5 June

31st May 2018

Training Workshop: “The Political Economy of China’s Transformation”
Open Forum: Dialogue with Chinese Marxist Scholars

Tuesday 5 June 2018

This half-day workshop, jointly hosted by IIPPE Political Economy of China’s Development Working Group, SOAS Economics Department and Development Studies Department, aims to bring progressive scholars and students together to discuss China’s economic transformation and its impact on world development in relation to neoliberalism, capitalism and imperialism.

Prior to the workshop, there will be an open forum for productive dialogue between a delegation of Marxist scholars from China and the workshop participants, on the state of intellectual Marxism in China.

To register, please follow this link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/joint-training-workshop-the-political-economy-of-chinas-transformation-iippe-soas-economics-soas-tickets-46357548676

The workshop will be held at SOAS College Buildings SWLT from 13:00 and will move to Brunei Gallery room B111 from 17:00. Please see travel advice and campus map via this link: https://www.soas.ac.uk/soas-life/location/maps/#InteractiveMap


  • 13:00 – 13:15: Introduction (Dic Lo)
  • 13:15 – 14:45: Dialogue with Chinese Marxist Scholars
    • Chair: Dic Lo
    • Chinese Speakers: See below
    • UK Speaker: Michael Roberts (independent scholar)
      The Chinese delegation consists of professors Lü Weizhou (CASS), Sun Bangzhu (Peking University), Wang Tingyou (Renmin University of China), Huang Xiaowu (CBTC), and Andong Zhu (Tsinghua University).
  • 14:45 – 15:00: Break
  • 15:00 – 16:00: Workshop Session 1: China and Neoliberalism
    • Chair: Sam-Kee Cheng
    • Speaker: Dic Lo
    • Discussant: To be confirmed
  • 16:00 – 17:00: Workshop Session 2: China and the Crisis of Capitalism
    • Chair: Michael Roberts
    • Speakers: Heiko Khoo & Jonathan Clyne
    • Discussant: To be confirmed
  • 17:00 – 17:15: Break (Continue at B111 in Brunei Gallery)
  • 17:15 – 18:15 Workshop Session 3: China and Contemporary Imperialism
    • Chair: Heiko Khoo
    • Speaker: Jude Woodward
    • Discussant: Sam-Kee Cheng
  • 18:15 – 18:30 Summing up