Organization, Cooptation, and Coercion of Capitalists in Communist China

March 13, 2024

This event is presented by SFU's David Lam Centre and is part of SFU History's colloquium series.

How does a country with a Communist party as the ruling party deal with capitalism and capitalists? With a focus on the People's Republic of China, this talk will present a few forms of management adopted by the Chinese Communist Party, and detail one specific example of policy change from cooptation to coercion between 1949 and 1952.


Juan Wang is an associate professor of political science at McGill University. Her research has centered on the building, composition, and operation of the state. With an empirical focus on the People's Republic of China, she has written about intergovernmental relations, state-society relations, and the relationship between law and politics.