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Jan 18, 2015
This fall, Macalester College economics professor Liang Ding will return to his native China for a semester to lead the first group of students on ACM's newest off-campus program, Shanghai: Perspectives on Contemporary China.
While he's looking forward to the variety of responsibilities he will shoulder as the program's Visiting Faculty Director – from helping students register for classes to guiding them in their independent study projects – Ding said he is particularly excited about teaching a course on the Chinese economy right in the middle of the country's booming financial and banking center.
"It's not like being in a classroom and reading a book, watching some video, and then talking about it," he said. Instead, he plans to give his class a firsthand view of the forces – such as industrialization, urbanization, and globalization – that have fueled China's remarkable economic growth over the past 20 years. Read more
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