China Gives: Mapping Generosity


Friday, December 4, 2015, 12:00pm to 1:00pm


Ash Center Foyer, 124 Mt. Auburn St., Suite 200-North, Cambridge, MA

Ash Center Student Speaker Series

Peiran Wei (MC-MPA '15)

Lunch will be provided


About the Event

The rise of private wealth is one of the most important developments in modern China, with implications for the country’s social, economic, and political arenas. How individuals choose to deploy such resources will shape the relationships between the individual and the state, between the state and business, and between the state and the social sector.

Peiran Wei (MC-MPA '15) will discuss new research, aimed at prodviding a holistic view of China’s philanthropic landscape by analyzing specific givings of China’s most generous individuals. The findings are based on a variety of sources, including media reports, company websites, corporate filings and trade journals and most of them they are verified by each philanthropist or his or her representative and recipients of the funds.


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 the table for discussion. The series will take place each Friday at noon in the Ash Center foyer, 124 Mount Auburn Street, Suite 200-North. Lunch will be provided.

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