presented a lecture on "Traditional Chinese Wisdom and
Event Date: August 17, 2004
Hsu Cho-Yun, professor of history and sociology at the University of Pittsburgh delivered a lecture titled
"How Did the Chinese Manage Their State and Business Organizations and the Strategies of Operations?"
at the Library of Congress on Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2004. The event was sponsored jointly by the
Library’s Asian Division and the Office of Scholarly Programs.
During his lecture, Hsu will suggests how entrepreneurs can use traditional Chinese wisdom to promote business success.
For example, he discussed how the master military strategists of the
Three Kingdoms (220-265 A.D.) can teach modern companies the secrets of leadership, recruitment, risk-taking
A professor at the University of Pittsburgh for more than 30 years, Hsu currently holds
the position of Special Distinguished Research Fellow at Academia Sinica in Taiwan.
The author of 40 books and 114 articles in Chinese and English, Hsu revolutionized the field of study on
Chinese agrarian history with the publication of his pivotal works titled
"The Han Agriculture" and "Ancient China in Transition."