Globalization & Asia:
Present at the Creation
An illustrated lecture by Nayan Chanda
IMU Oak Room, February 28, 5:30-6:30 pm
Not long ago supporters and critics of globalization saw it as a synonym for Americanization. Its symbols were Golden Arches of McDonald’s, Nike and Starbucks. Now the strongest criticism of globalization comes from the US and Europe. Asian countries, especially China and India, are seen as the winners of globalization. The rise of these countries is uncontestably linked to globalization but from a historical perspective it is not so surprising. Indeed the process of globalization is millennia old and it began on the Asian continent. After two centuries of hiatus, Asia is back again as a major driver of the globalization process.
Since mid-2001, Nayan Chanda has been Director of Publications of the Yale Center for the Study of Globalization and editor of YaleGlobal Online (www.yaleglobal.yale.edu). For nearly thirty years, Chanda was diplomatic correspondent and subsequently editor of the Far Eastern Economic Review. In 1989-90 he was a Senior Fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and from 1990-1992 was editor of the Asian Wall Street Journal Weekly. Chanda is the author of Bound Together: How Traders, Preachers, Adventurers and Warriors Shaped Globalization (Yale University Press, 2007) which was translated into Chinese, French, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Turkish, and Portuguese, and Brother Enemy: The War after the War (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1986) which was translated into French, Japanese and Khmer.
Co-hosted by: Central Eurasian Studies, East Asian Studies Center, Pan Asia Institute, Dhar India Studies Program, Center for the Study of Global Change, and the Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center