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The Rise of Chinese Wine: A Political Economy Story | Grit City Think&Drink
The Rise of Chinese Wine: A Political Economy Story | Grit City Think&Drink
WhenTuesday, June 9, 2020, 6:30 – 8 p.m.
WhereThe Swiss Restaurant & Pub
1904 South Jefferson
Tacoma, WA

THE RISE OF CHINESE WINE:  A POLITICAL ECONOMY STORY with Cynthia Howson, UW Tacoma, and Pierre Ly, University of Puget Sound

In less than a decade, Chinese wine went from being ignored and ridiculed to earning gold medals and praise by famous critics in less than a decade. What is the relationship between the rise of wine made in China and the country’s economic development?  In their research, Cynthia Howson and Pierre Ly apply insights from economic development scholarship to the wine industry and show that the story of Chinese wine is about politics, globalization, economic growth, environmental challenges, land rights, and governance.

Cynthia Howson is a Senior Lecturer in Ethnic, Gender, and Labor Studies at the University of Washington Tacoma. In addition to China, her field research has taken her to Senegal, The Gambia, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. She has a Ph.D. from the School of Oriental and African Studies in London, UK, and a Masters from Sciences Po, Bordeaux in France.

Pierre Ly is an Associate Professor of International Political Economy at the University of Puget Sound, where he teaches a popular course on the idea of wine. Their first book, Adventures on the China Wine Trail, explores the rise of Chinese wine.

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