Bloodlines, Billionaires, and Bloomberg in China


Friday, November 14, 2014, 12:00pm to 1:00pm


Ash Center Foyer, 124 Mount Auburn Street, Suite 200-North, Cambridge, MA

Ash Center Student Speaker Series

Peiran Wei, MC-Mason ’15, and Edward Cunningham, Director of Ash Center’s China Programs

Lunch will be provided.

About the Event
The rise of new wealth in China is one of the most profound shifts in the country today, and has already begun to shape China’s political, economic, and social landscapes. Peiran Wei, MC-Mason ’15, and Edward Cunningham, Director of the Ash Center’s China Programs, will discuss Wei’s groundbreaking journalism for Bloomberg News on China’s billionaires. The conversation will include topics ranging from the current media environment in China to recent trends in philanthropy among China’s most wealthy. In particular, Wei will share the stories, methodology, and implications of Bloomberg News’ award-winning series Revolution to Riches, which uncovered deep connections between China’s most elite political families and unprecedented levels of wealth and power.

About the Series
The Ash Center Student Speaker Series highlights and explores the implications and lessons learned from the research projects or applied learning experiences of Harvard University students supported by the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation. Each week, we invite two students to offer brief remarks on their work, or a response to one another’s work, and then open to table for discussion. The series will take place each Friday at 12 noon in the Ash Center foyer, 124 Mount Auburn Street, Suite 200-North. Lunch will be provided.