ICS Lecture: Austin Dean, "China and the End of Global Silver, 1873-1937"
Friday, September 17, 2021 , 4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Location: Online and 253 Denney Hall
China and the End of Global Silver, 1873–1937 focuses on how officials, policy makers, bankers, merchants, academics, and journalists in China and around the world answered a simple question: how should China change its monetary system? Austin Dean argues convincingly that the Silver Era in world history ended owing to the interaction of imperial competition in East Asia and the state-building projects of different governments in China. When the Nationalist government of China went off the silver standard in 1935, it marked a key moment not just in Chinese history but in world history.
The Institute for Chinese Studies presents this lecture in its "Sino-U.S. Relations: New Perspectives" series. Austin Dean received his Ph.D. in Chinese history from Ohio State University in 2016. He is currently working on a book manuscript tentatively titled China, The United States and the End of the Silver Era, 1873-1937.