During November 6-7, the 4th SUFE Economic History Workshop - China's Monetary and Financial History from an International Perspective was held at SOE. The workshop was sponsored by the SOE, the Editorial Department of Researches in Chinese Economic History and the Institute for the Development of Chinese Economic Thought of SUFE, combining online and offline participation. Over 50 experts and scholars from famous universities and research institutes attended the workshop, including those from Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences, Peking University, Fudan University, Nanjing University, Xiamen University, Minzu University of China, Central University of Finance and Economics, Jiangxi University of Finance and Economics and Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, etc.. The opening ceremony was hosted by the SOE Party Secretary and Vice Dean of the Institute for the Development of Chinese Economic Thought Fang Wang.
Researcher Mingkong Wei from the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Chief Editor Zhong Wei from Researches in Chinese Economic History and Dean Lin Cheng from the Institute for the Development of Chinese Economic Thought also delivered speeches on the opening ceremony.
Researcher Mingkong Wei pointed out that it is increasingly obvious that Chinese and western study on economic history and economic thought history have been integrated. China is entering a crucial phase of social transformation, so the study of China’s economy and economic history is becoming more important now.
Chief Editor Zhong Wei said that internationalization is one of the most important trends in the world economy, so that the study of monetary and financial development from an international perspective has its own value to the society. Meanwhile, he pointed out that uncertainty is the key factor of the study, as well as the crucial content of the financial risk prevention.
Dean Lin Cheng stated that China’s monetary and financial history is a crucial part of China’s economic history and economic thought history. The China’s monetary and financial development is a process of integrating western monetary and financial institutions with China’s financial practice. In this process, a financial system and a discipline with Chinese characteristics have been established. At the same time, an abundance of monetary and financial thoughts were born, which played a significant role in the study of current financial institutions.
The Workshop consists of two parts: one is Keynote Speeches and the other is Seminars. The 1st section of the Keynote Speeches was hosted by Prof. Hongzhong Yan from SOE. Prof. Jingping Wu from Fudan University, Prof. Yu Li from Nanjing University and Prof. Feng Lin from Xiamen University delivered speeches respectively.
The 2nd section of the Keynote Speeches was presided by Prof. Weipeng Yuan from Shanghai Jiaotong University. Prof. Yingui Zhu from Fudan University, Prof. Kan Zhang from Xiamen University, Prof. Jianbo Zhou from Peking University and Prof. Rixu Lan from Central University of Finance and Economics delivered speeches.
The 1st seminar, themed by Sino-Japanese Currency War, was hosted by Prof. Lin Cheng from SUFE. Vice Director of Research Office of SUFE Zhengliang Chen and the Editor-in-Chief Fengling Chen from Social Sciences Academic Press made speeches. Prof. Ping He from Renmin University, Associate Prof. Yongzhi Qiu from Jiangxi University of Finance and Economics, Prof. Yumin Zhou from Shanghai Normal University and Dr. Song Su from Xiamen University delivered speeches on the topic of Sino-Japanese Currency War.
The 1st seminar also discussed about a book, History of Sino-Japanese Currency War(1906-1945). More than twenty scholars exchanged their views about this book.
The 2nd seminar, themed by Education and Discipline Construction of Chinese Financial History, was hosted by Prof. Hongzhong Yan. Prof. Xuncheng Du shared his views and experience on teaching and researches. Prof. Guoqiang Dai from SUFE, Prof. Ping He from Remin University of China, Prof. Yingui Zhu from Fudan University, Associate Prof. Haixia Sun from Shanghai International Studies University, Associate Prof. Yongzhi Qiu from Jiangxi University of Finance and Economics expressed their ideas on the education and the discipline development.
On 7th Nov., the 3rd seminar was held with the theme of China’s Monetary and Financial History and Thought. Researcher Shuijin He from Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences and Prof. Feng Lin from Xiamen University presided over two sections respectively. Prof. Fang Wang from SUFE, Associate Prof. Yongzhi Qiu from Jiangxi University of Finance and Economics, Associate Prof. Jie Liu from Nanchang University and Dr. Yue Zhang from Ningbo University made speeches in the first section; Dr. Xiaofeng Rong from Shanxi University, Dr. Yaoyao Xin from Party School of Shanghai Committee of C.P.C and Dr. Yuwei Li from SUFE delivered speeches in the second section.
In the closing ceremony, Prof. Hongzhong Yan looked back on the original intention of holding “SUFE Economic History Workshop”, made a conclusion on the 4th workshop and expressed great appreciation to the co-organizer, the Editorial Department of Researches in Chinese Economic History, as well as all the participants and institutes, including Social Sciences Academic Press, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics Press, Social Sciences in China Press, Journal of Chinese Social and Economics History, Journal of Tsinghua University and Journal of Finance and Economics.