Robert Deckle - Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, University of Southern California
Compared to the popular and business U.S. press, the Japanese popular press tends to be more pessimistic about the Chinese economy. This Japanese attitude and perception about the Chinese economy can be observed in recent Japanese Manga (comic strip). In the talk, Professor Deckle will briefly trace the recent history of the Japanese economy as observed in the Japanese Manga. He will also assess the realism of this pessimistic Japanese popular perception of the Chinese economy.