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Capitalism and Capitalisms in Asia: Origin, Commonality and Diversity

  • October 22, 2015 ~ October 23, 2015
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Organized by Seoul National University Asia Center &Korean Social Science Research Council

Sponsored by National Research Foundation of Korea

Capitalism and Capitalisms in Asia: Origin, Commonality, and Diversity


October 21st, 2015 (Wednesday)


6:30-9:00pm Welcoming Reception

Host: Hyun-seok Yu (President, The Korea Foundation)
Venue: Hoam Faculty House, Seoul National University


Day 1. October 22nd, 2015 (Thursday)

Conference Room: Youngwon Hall (2F), SNU Asia Center


9:00-9:30am Registration


9:30-10:10am Opening Ceremony

Opening Remarks
Hyun-Chin Lim (Chair, Conference Organizing Committee &President, Korean Social Science Research Council)

Welcoming Remarks
Nak-In Sung (President, Seoul National University)

Congratulatory Remarks
Min Keun Chung (President, National Research Foundation of Korea)


10:10-10:30am Coffee Break

10:30-11:10am Keynote Speech 1

Kyong-Dong Kim (Professor Emeritus, Department of Sociology, Seoul National University)
Formation and Development of Capitalism in the Modernization of East Asia: An Alternative Theoretical Explication

11:10-11:50am Keynote Speech 2

Nederveen Pieterse (Professor, Global Studies and Sociology, University of California, Santa Barbara)
Capitalism in East and West: A Comparative Perspective


12:00-1:30pm Lunch

Host: Myungkoo Kang (Director, Seoul National University Asia Center)
Venue: Open floor (3F)


1:30-3:30pm Session 1: Diversity of Asian Capitalisms

Alvin Y. So (Professor, Division of Social Science, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology) &Yin-Wah Chu (Professor, Hong Kong Baptist University)
State Neoliberalism: The Chinese Road to Capitalism in Comparative Perspective

Wolf Schäfer (Interim Dean, International Academic Programs and Services, Stony Brook University)
Regional Capitalisms and Global Technoscience: Controllable or Uncontrollable Forces of Planetary Change?

Markus Pohlmann (Professor, Max-Weber-Institute of Sociology, Heidelberg University)
Neoliberalism is Dead. Was it Ever Alive? The Spirits of Capitalism in East Asia


3:30-4:00pm Coffee Break


4:00-6:00pm Session 2: Business, Government and Network in Asia

Myungkoo Kang (Director, Seoul National University Asia Center) &Jong-Cheol Kim (Research Fellow, Seoul National University Asia Center)
Transfer of Business Practices across Borders in East Asia

Rodrigo Luiz Medeiros da Silva (Professor, International Economics, Federal University for Latin American Integration)
The “Renminbi Swap Lines” and the Emergent Role of China as an Emergency Lender: Evidence from Argentina

Shimizu Takashi (Professor, Department of Advanced Social and International Studies, University of Tokyo)
Evolution of Organizational Forms and Asian Capitalism


6:30pm Dinner

Host: Heeyeon Cho (Superintendent, Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education)
Venue: Samick Hall, Asia Center



Day 2. October 23rd, 2015 (Friday)

Conference Room: Youngwon Hall (2F), SNU Asia Center


9:00-9:40am Keynote Speech 3

Nan Lin (Professor Emeritus, Department of Sociology, Duke University)
Capitalism in China: A Centrally Managed Capitalism (CMC) and Its Future.


9:40-10:20am Keynote Speech 4

Glenn Morgan (Professor, International Management, Cardiff University)
Exploring 21st Century Capitalisms and Asia


10:20-12:30pm Session 3: Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Asian Capitalisms

Gary Herrigel (Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Chicago)
The Effects of Global Interdependence on Participating Parties: The Case of Germany and China

Joonkoo Lee (Professor, School of Business, Hanyang University) &Hyun-Chin Lim (Professor Emeritus, Department of Sociology, Seoul National University)
Convergence, Divergence and Co-evolution: East Asia’s Engagement in Global and Regional Mobile Telecom Value Chains

Hideaki Miyajima (Director, Waseda Insitute for Advanced Study, Waseda University)
Innovation and Corporate Governance in Japan

12:30-1:30pm Lunch

Host: Hyun-Chin Lim (President, Korean Social Science Research Council)
Venue: The Terrace (2F)


1:30-3:30pm Session 4: Special Session on Korean Capitalism

Thomas Kalinowski (Professor, Graduate School of International Studies, Ewha Womans University)
From Developmental State to Development Cooperation

Hyungkee Kim (Professor, School of Economics and Trade, Kyungpook National University)
Transformation and Sustainability of East Asian Development Model: The Case of Japan, Korea, and China

Jin-Ho Jang (Professor, TBD, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology)
Imagining the Future for Korean Capitalism: Analyses and Debates

3:30-3:50pm Coffee Break


3:50-5:50pm Session 5: Future of Asian Capitalism: Challenges and Resilience

Tobias ten Brink (Visiting Professor, Institute for Political Science, Goethe University Frankfurt)
A Success Story? The Trajectory of Capitalism in China

Gi-Wook Shin (Director, The Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, Stanford University)
Can East Asia Compete with North America and Western Europe?

Andrew Rosser (Director, Indo-Pacific Governance Research Centre, University of Adelaide)
Beyond Predatory Productivism? The Political Economy of Welfare Capitalism in Post-New Order Indonesia

6:30pm Dinner

Host: Nak-In Sung (President, Seoul National University)
Venue: Seoul National University Faculty Club



Day 3. October 24th 2015 (Saturday)


10:00-12:00pm Discussion on Asian Capitalisms: How and What to Study

Venue: Tulip Room, Hoam Faculty House


12:00-2:00pm Lunch


2:00-4:00pm Tour at Namsan


4:00-5:20pm Performing Art: Baebijang-jeon at Jeongdong Theater


5:30pm Farewell Dinner

Host: Myungkoo Kang (Director, Seoul National University Asia Center) &Hyun-Chin Lim (President, Korean Social Science Research Council)
Venue: Restaurant GILJY (at Jeongdong Theater)

70th Anniversary of Seoul National University 2015 International Forum for Crane Conservation in Korean Peninsula
[Tuesday Concert] S.with