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Macalester's Liang Ding Will Lead First Semester of the Shanghai Program

Jan 18, 2015
Liang Ding

Liang Ding

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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