The Liu Institute Asia Working Group presents a talk by Elisabeth Köll: How to think about Transportation and Communication Networks in China across the 1949 Divide.
Elisabeth Köll is an Associate Professor of History and Payden College Chair, and a Faculty Fellow of the Liu Institute and the Kellogg Institute. Köll's research focuses on the managerial, legal, and financial evolution of firms and entrepreneurship in China from the 19th century to the present. Her first book From Cotton Mill to Business Enterprise: The Emergence of Regional Enterprises in Modern China shows how concepts, definitions, and interpretations of property rights, corporate structures, and business practices in contemporary China have to be analyzed in terms of their historical, institutional, and cultural roots.
Her current book project, Railroads and the Making of Modern China, addresses the emergence of railroad infrastructure and how technology transfer, railroad construction and management have contributed to China’s economic and political development as a modern nation-state.
The Asia Working Group series is a collaboration with the Kellogg Institute for International Studies