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Posted: October 15th, 2008
Adam Smith in Beijing: Lineages of the New Asian Age

In the late 18th century, political economist Adam Smith predicted there would eventually be equalization of power between the conquering West and the conquered non-West. He described the possibility that China would become a non-capitalist market economy. Giovanni Arrighi, professor of sociology at Johns Hopkins University discusses his most recent book, Adam Smith in Beijing: Lineages of the Twenty-First Century,which focuses on Adam Smith’s vision of the economy compares to today’s actual economy. Following the lecture is a discussion with New School faculty Duncan Foley, moderated by Janet Abu-Lughod, a professor at The New School for Social Research. This event was held by The New School.


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