Transcript: China Boom w/ Ho-fung Hung

Transcript of the first part of Dan’s two part interview with sociologist Ho-fung Hung on Chinese political economic history from the 18th century to 2008: why capitalism took off in England and then elsewhere but not in China; and then, how Maoist policy laid the groundwork for China’s ultimate capitalist takeoff and boom.

Read the transcript “What Chinese Capitalists Owe to Mao Zedong” here.

Listen to the episode here.

Read our accompanying newsletter by Mack Penner here, “Capitalist China, with Ho-fung Hung.”

Topics: Capitalism China Imperialism and Foreign Policy World History
Guests: Ho-fung Hung Transcripts