Fung Announced as 2006 Vreeland Lecturer

Hung-Gay Fung, the Dr. Y.S. Tsiang professor of Chinese studies at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, has been invited to Truman as this year’s Vreeland Lecturer and will give a public lecture titled “A Rise of Capitalism in China” at 7 p.m., Feb. 1, in Violette Hall 1000.

Fung has published extensively on China’s financial markets. He has published more than 80 scholarly papers related to China, financial issues, and international finance in refereed journals. He currently serves as the editor of two journals: China and World Economy, published by the Chinese Academy of Social Science, a think tank in Beijing, China, and Chinese Economy, published by M. E. Sharpe. He has also published several books on Chinese economy and international banking.

Fung has organized several business conferences related to China in both St. Louis and Beijing, China. In addition, he has conducted executive training seminars on China for Mastercard International and the St. Louis School District Cooperative. He has given many lectures on China in local conferences in St. Louis.

Fung is active in the outreach of the St. Louis Chinese community. He has served on boards for many Chinese organizations, such as the Organization of Chinese Americans, Mid-West Chinese American Science and Technology, the St. Louis Chinese Association and the St. Louis Academy of Chinese language school. He is the founding president of the St. Louis chapter of 80-20, a civil rights organization for Asian Americans. He was the chairman of the 2001 Chinese Culture Day and has been the board member of Chinese Culture Days at the Missouri Botanical Garden for many years.

For more information, contact Huping Ling, professor of Asian history, at 785.4654 or
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