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December 3, 2021

Dec 3, 2021: Cornell Classical Chinese Colloquium: Nathan Vedal, University of Toronto

The Cornell Classical Chinese Colloquium welcomes Nathan Vieal, University of Toronto to lead the final text reading for the semester. He will present on Fan Zongshi's "Jiang shouju yuanchi ji" and the Reception of an Impossible Text

Cornell Classical Chinese Colloquium 古文品讀

The Cornell Classical Chinese Colloquium (CCCC) 古文品讀 is a reading group for scholars interested in premodern Sinographic (古文) text. The group typically meets monthly during the semester to explore a variety of classical Chinese texts and styles. Other premodern texts linked to classical Chinese in Japanese, Korean, and Vietnamese have been explored. Presentations include works from the earliest times to the 20th century. Workshop sessions are lead by local, national, and international scholars.

All are welcome, with any level of experience with classical Chinese.

At each session, a participant presents a classical Chinese text. Attendees discuss historical, literary, linguistic, and other aspects of the text, working together to resolve difficulties in comprehension and translation.

No preparation is required, all texts will be distributed at the meeting.Contact eap-guwen@cornell.edu for more information.
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December 2, 2021

Dec 2, 2021: Gatty Lecture Series: Sacred States and Subjects: Religion, Law, and State-Building in Colonial Malaya at Kahin Center, 640 Stewart Ave

Part of the Ronald and Janette Gatty Lecture Series.

Hanisah Sani, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, National University of Singapore

Hanisah Abdullah Sani is a comparative-historical sociologist of empire and state-formation, modernization, and development. Her research lies in the intersection of law and society, religion and politics, and social change; and she specializes in the colonial and modern histories of the Malay world and Southeast Asia. Dr. Sani received her PhD in sociology from the University of Chicago in 2019, and was a Visiting Associate at the Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies at the University of Michigan from 2019-21. She was a National University of Singapore Overseas Graduate Scholar and Overseas Postdoctoral Fellow, where she is currently faculty member in Malay Studies at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

For questions, please contact seapgatty@cornell.edu.

Gatty Lectures will be held in-person at the Kahin Center, with the option to attend virtually as well. To attend virtually, please register at https://cornell.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJArduyoqzstEtwmPHhgHmsMS1nbIZJKyBq_.

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December 1, 2021

Dec 1, 2021: Paul Robeson, "The Black King of Songs, " and China

"Arise! Ye Who Refuse to be Bond Slaves:" Paul Robeson, "The Black King of Songs, " and China

Professor Gao Yunxiang, History, Ryerson University

This lecture is adapted from a chapter in Gao Yunxiang’s new book Arise, Africa! Roar, China! Black and Chinese Citizens of the World in the Twentieth Century (UNC Press, December 2021). In this lecture, Gao unpacks the dynamic yet scarcely noted relations between Paul Robeson (1898-1976), the world famous African American singer, actor, athlete, lawyer, and political activist, and China throughout most of the twentieth century.

Sponsored by the East Asia Program, EAP Graduate Student Steering Committee, The Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, and the Global Racial Justice initiative.

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January 13, 2015

Investing in China will Always be a Struggle: Andrew Karolyi Explains

Professor Andrew Karolyi is quoted by CFO Magazine on hurdles to investing in China. Click here to read the article.

February 10, 2015

Global Information Technology Report: China

Dean Soumitra Dutta talks to New Tang Dynasty Television about China’s position among nations in information technology infrastructure and development.

February 23, 2015

Chinese internet giants head for Latin America

Emerging Markets Institute Director gives her view. Read the article here.

April 28, 2015

Cornell’s Emerging Markets Institute Team Wins mai Bangkok Business Challenge Sasin 2015

See the mai Bangkok Business Challenge Sasin 2015 site for details.

February 18, 2014

Cornell University Emerging Markets Institute Selects Research Solutions Subsidiary to Power Academic Research Portal

Available to Corporate Partners of the Institute, the academic research portal provides access to 50 academic journals with articles covering 43 emerging economies across the past five years


Los Angeles, Calif., and Ithaca, NY, February 11, 2014 Research Solutions, Inc. (RSSS), a pioneer in facilitating the flow of information from the publishers of scientific, technical, and medical content to enterprise customers in Life Sciences and other research intensive organizations around the world, today announced that wholly-owned subsidiary Reprints Desk has been selected to provide document delivery retrieval services for a newly launched research portal from Emerging Markets Institute at the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University.  Research Solutions’ services will be delivered through its award-winning Article Galaxy platform and will enable the institute’s corporate partners to order articles from a database of emerging markets research, powered by Thomson Reuters Web of Science.

“We have not seen this tool offered by any other peer institution to the private sector.  We believe this is a unique benefit not matched anywhere else,” stated Richard J. Coyle, Executive Director of the Emerging Markets Institute, in regards to the academic research portal.

“Research Solutions is honored to be one of the select information services suppliers chosen to collaborate on this ground-breaking initiative from the prestigious Emerging Markets Institute at Cornell University,” said Research Solutions President and Chief Executive Officer Peter Derycz. “This collaboration is yet another accomplishment for Research Solutions and our Article Galaxy solution, which is growing in both market adoption and preference.”

Established in 2010, the Emerging Markets Institute was founded at Cornell University’s Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management to promote the research and study of emerging economies. The Institute provides a private forum for lively exchange among corporate leaders from emerging and developed markets and leading researchers.

Corporations, academic institutions, and government organizations around the world rely on Research Solutions and its Article Galaxy online platform for single article document delivery research retrieval as method for obtaining copyrighted journal content that complies with applicable copyright laws when subscriptions do not exist. Reprints Desk has held lone honors as the top-rated document supplier in every document delivery market research survey conducted by information analyst and advisory firm Outsell, Inc., since 2008

June 2, 2014

Brazil can’t lose World Cup, even if it doesn’t win

“This should be Brazil’s moment of glory,” says Lourdes Casanova, a senior lecturer of management at Cornell University’s Johnson School and co-author of the recently published The Political Economy of an Emerging Global Power: In Search of the Brazil Dream.

October 3, 2013

Interpreting the Emerging Markets

Johnson’s Andrew Karolyi discusses emerging markets in an article in the October/November issue of Alternative Emerging Investor magazine.

January 25, 2012

Johnson Faculty Shine in New Report

The Johnson Scholar illustrates the depth and breadth of research produced at Johnson.

April 23, 2012

Dean Designate’s Global Innovation Index Garners Attention Worldwide

Booz & Co. provides in-depth interview with Soumitra Dutta to its consulting clients, via its Strategy+Business magazine. In July 2012, Dutta joins the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management as dean.

June 8, 2011

Take time to take in Enterprise online!

The spring 2011 issue of Johnson’s award-winning, biannual magazine Enterprise features a fascinating look at global water scarcity, a profile of branding guru Naomi Kelman, MBA ’83, a birdseye view of Johnson’s new Entrepreneurship & Innovation Institute, the life and times of a CQEMBA team & much, much more!

November 1, 2011

EMI hosts expert panel on emerging markets

The new institute connects its mission with the formidable experience of Johnson’s most prestigious alumni and members of its Advisory Council in a presentation for current students


Johnson’s Advisory Council hosted an alumni panel discussion on emerging markets for current students, Sept. 30 in Sage Hall. Moderated by Richard Coyle, executive director of EMI, the panel featured Nell Cady-Kruse, BS ’84, MBA ’85, chief risk officer of Singapore-based Standard Chartered Bank, Hernan Saenz, MBA ’98, MIL ’98, managing partner of Bain Dallas, Bain Houston and Bain Mexico and Bob Staley, BS ’57, BME ’58, MBA ’59, senior advisor and retired vice chairman of Emerson Electric Asia-Pacific. Discussants shared their perspectives on emerging markets as representatives of the banking, consulting and energy industries.

Panelists’ opening remarks revealed a shared understanding that emerging markets, including and beyond the BRIC nations, are becoming a dominant force in international business. Speakers touched upon the challenges and opportunities that must be addressed by international firms seeking to successfully enter these countries.

Although previous thinking has understood these nations primarily as sources of production, the speakers emphasized that the rising consumption potential of these nations, which are home to the next billion middle-income consumers, is a major opportunity for international firms. This opportunity has gained momentum as local production firms have begun shifting toward serving their own populations.

Saenz however, emphasized that international firms seeking to successfully enter these markets must completely redefine their value proposition and production methodologies if they hope to compete against growing local firms. Similarly, Cady-Kruse also emphasized spoke of the need to fully understand the diversity of a market’s governance, size, production capacity and market potential and how this diversity may create a range of international business opportunities depending on local conditions.

In addition to discussing the need for strategic market entry, the speakers also emphasized some of the key challenges faced by these countries as they shift to global prominence and how these challenges will impact market entry by foreign firms. Staley discussed the importance of due diligence and anti-corrupt practices as companies enter countries with weak copyright and contract enforcement infrastructures. Firms must be keenly aware of changes in local political and economic sentiment toward foreign business which can lead to backlash in the forms of (for example) higher taxation and expropriation.

In China, these challenges are compounded by the nation’s need to transition from an export-led, to a consumption economy without the major debt and workforce disruptions faced by previous nations forced to undergo such a transition. Panelists agreed that local circumstances, and how they impact foreign investment, is key to addressing these challenges.