Nissan Seminar: A one-day conference on Compressed Development in Asia and Beyond


Fri, 18/05/2018 -
09:00 to 18:00
Pavilion Room, 4th Floor, Gateway Building, St. Antony's College, Oxford

This one-day conference features three co-authors of the book manuscript Compressed Development (nearing completion, to be published by Oxford University Press), as well as a diverse set of commentators and critics from Oxford and other institutions.  The event aims to foster an interdisciplinary dialogue around the ‘compressed development’ concept, organized around four thematic sessions: time compression and ‘thin industrialization’; technology and production systems, The Adaptive State, and social development as a frontier of compression.

Speakers include: Hugh Whittaker (Oxford), Timothy Sturgeon (MIT), and Tianbiao Zhu (Zhejiang).

Commentators and Chairs include: Robert Wade (LSE), Eric Thun (Oxford) and Xiaolan Fu (Oxford), Nahee Kang (KCL), Diego Sanchez-Ancochea (Oxford) and Chris Gerry (Oxford), Matthew McCartney (Oxford), Michael Best (UMass), Kyle Jaros (Oxford) and Takehiko Kariya (Oxford).