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From Click To Boom: The Political Economy Of E-Commerce In China (中文)

November 19, 2019 @ 18:00 - 19:30


Please join us on Tuesday, November 19 from 6:00 – 7:30 PM at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies for a fascinating and timely talk, in Chinese, by Georgetown Professor Lizhi Liu about the economic and political implications of digital commerce in China. This event is co-sponsored by SAIS China Studies.

The past decade has witnessed a great digital transformation in China. In 2006, China’s online retail sales were merely 3% of U.S. sales. China now hosts the world’s largest e-commerce retail market with a 40% share of global sales. Mobile pay has taken the country by storm so that even beggars are accepting alms through QR codes. What accounts for the leapfrog development in China’s e-commerce market? What are the larger implications of the rise of this 500-million-user online market? Dr. Lizhi Liu will address these questions and more in her talk. With the staggering pace of change in China’s digital commerce market, this is an event not to be missed!

Dr. Liu is an Assistant Professor in the McDonough School of Business and a faculty affiliate of the Department of Government at Georgetown University. Her research interests include the political economy of development, digital economy, and emerging markets (especially China). Dr. Liu holds degrees in Political Science (PhD), Statistics (MS), and International Policy Studies (MA) from Stanford University and International Relations (LLB) from Renmin University of China. You can learn more about Dr. Liu’s research here:


November 19, 2019
18:00 - 19:30


Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies – Rome Building Room 806
1619 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, DC 20036 United States
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