Professor Ching Kwan Lee's book, The Specter of Global China: Politics, Labor and Foreign Investment in Africa (University of Chicago Press, 2017), has won the inaugural Alice Amsden Book Award of the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE), for “an outstanding scholarly book that breaks new ground in the study of economic behavior and/or its policy implications with regard to societal, institutional, historical, philosophical, psychological, and ethical factors.”
Chinese and Indian immigrants account for two of the largest entrepreneur groups in the United States. These two groups often hold higher levels of education and run more successful businesses than their American-born counterparts, said scholars at a recent APC-CISA symposium.
Min Zhou became a sociologist and scholar of Asian America by happenstance, her life coming to mirror the subject of her scholarly research. The Asia Pacific Center director's current projects bring a transnational perspective to bear on her lifelong interest in migration studies and Asian diasporic communities.