Dr Kenneth J DeWoskin: China: A 360° New Year’s Review

12 February 2018 (Tuesday), 6.30pm - 8.00pm
Tan Chin Tuan Lecture Theatre, Yale-NUS College

This talk is organised under the auspices of the Tan Chin Tuan Chinese Culture and Civilisation Programme


After a tumultuous 2018 year, we enter the New Year with China pursuing an ambitious development and reform programme while facing formidable domestic and international challenges. There is no doubt that developments this year will have major impact on the Mainland, regional, and global landscapes. Landing on the dark side of the moon is an apt metaphor for the year ahead, as an interplay of forces continue to unfold, including technology and innovation, political challenges to globalisation, and on-going trade and investment frictions, as well as China’s own historic legacy and campaigns like the Belt and Road Initiative, China 2025, and overall reform and modernisation drive.


Dr Kenneth J DeWoskin is a former partner for China Strategy and Business Development at one of the Big Four, founder of Deloitte’s China Research and Insight Centre, and now serves as a Senior Advisor and Eminence Fellow to Deloitte for China research and insight. He concurrently serves as Senior Advisor to The Conference Board China Center for Economics and Business. A former professor of International Business and chairman and professor of Asian Cultures at the University of Michigan,  Dr DeWoskin has been involved with China for over 50 years and has lived and worked extensively in both China and in Japan.


The Tan Chin Tuan Professorship in Chinese Studies and the Tan Chin Tuan Chinese Culture and Civilisation Programme were established to honour Tan Sri Dr Tan Chin Tuan, whose legacy of philanthropy is transforming lives even today through the Tan Chin Tuan Foundation. Yale-NUS has appointed Professor Scott Cook, an expert in Chinese history, as our inaugural Tan Chin Tuan Professor of Chinese Studies.

Under the auspices of the Tan Chin Tuan Chinese Culture and Civilisation Programme, which aims to increase the understanding of China and Chinese culture amongst the students at Yale-NUS College, the Foundation has supported the Chinese Language Scholarship Programme and co-curricular activities, which deepen our student’s knowledge of China and Chinese culture.