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International Forum Held, Entitled “While East Meets West”

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SLUAF Songjiang campus saw a scholarship gala, tastefully entitled “The Silk Road International Conference on Accounting History and Culture”. Starting on Nov, 25th, the two day event was held by SLUAF Accounting Museum, co-organized by municipal key disciplines of Business Administration, and academically supported by Dun Huang Academy, Accounting History Professional Committee of the Accounting Society of China, and Dun Huang Museum.

The conference kicked off with an opening speech delivered by Chen Jingying, Vice President of SLUAF, and was presided over by Professor Song Xiaoming, Director of Accounting Museum. Over 50 accounting historians from China, the United States, England, Italy, Japan, Korea, Australia, the Netherlands, Hong Kong and Taiwan, attended the conference.


Scholars of world reputation contributed insightful views on topics ranging from history, archive, law and cultural relics protection, enriched by impressively accurate historical materials, a consummate display of cross-discipline cooperation and of the research that combines the East and the West.  

The keynote speeches were followed by four Parallel Sessions on research into accounting history, research into Silk Road culture, history material and methodology, as well as  education and development, attended by over 20 scholars. There were also Editorial Board Meeting of the Research in Accounting History, special meetings on Cooperative Research of Silk Road and Cooperative Research of Eastern Asia Accounting History.



Scholars Introduction:

Guo Daoyang

Professor and Head of Accounting Research Center, School of Accounting at Zhongnan University of Economics and Law. Renowned accounting historian. Member of Course Evaluation Group, Academic Degree Commission of State Council, and of Management Subject Evaluation Group, Chinese Social Science Fund Committee. Consultant of Accounting Society of China.

Shyam Sunder

The James L. Frank Professor of Accounting, Economics, and Finance at Yale School of Management. Former President of the American Accounting Association. Former Director of the Millstein Center for Corporate Governance and Performance at Yale. Renowned accounting theorist and experimental economist.

Richard Macve

Professor Emeritus of Accounting, Department of Accounting at London School of Economics and Political Science. Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) and the Institute of Actuaries.

Ma De

Research Fellow at Dunhuang Academy China. Former Head of the Literature Research Center of Dunhuang Academy China. Expert in Dunhuang Studies.

Massimo Sargiacomo

Professor of Accounting at Università degli Studi G. d’Annunzio, Italy. Former Vice-President of the Board at University Foundation. Former President of Academy of Accounting Historians (2013-2015). Council Member of Italian Society of Accounting History.

Susan Whitfield

Former Head of the International Dunhuang Project (IDP) at the British Library. Ms Susan achieved her PhD in Chinese Studies at School of Oriental and

African Studies, University of London.

Izumi Watanabe

Professor Emeritus of Accounting and former president of Osaka University of Economics. Outstanding accounting historian. Professor Izumi Watanabe was elected as the president of Japan Accounting History Society in 1997.

Jung Key Sook

Professor of Accounting at Keimyung University, specialist in Korean accounting history, and the first one to advocate the study of East Asia comparative accounting history. He was visiting professor at Purdue University, U. S. and Osaka City University. He was full professor at Keimyung University since 1970 until retirement as Emeritus in 2002.

 David Faure

Wei Lun Research Professor of History at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). Director of the Centre for Comparative and Public History, Department of History at CUHK. Director of the Centre for Historical Anthropology at CUHK-Sun Yat-Sen University.

Luca Zan

Professor of Management at University of Bologna, Italy. Visiting Professor at Carnegie Mellon University, USA and Central Academy of Fine Arts of China.

Kees Camfferman

Professor of Accounting, School of Business and Economics at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

Jun Seong Ho

Professor of Accounting at Academy of Korean Studies, south Korea. Guest Professor at the Johann Wolfgang von Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany and the

Oriental Institute, University of Oxford, UK. Member of International Economic History Association and Academy of Accounting Historians.

Hsu Tzu-Fen

Professor of History, Department of History at National Chi Nan University, Taiwan. She achieved PhD in Graduate School of Letters at Osaka University, Japan. She has studied and worked in Japan for many years before working at National Chi Nan University since 1996.

Zhan Changfa

Professor at Shanghai Institute of Visual Arts. Secretary General at China Foundation for Cultural Heritage Conservation. Former Deputy Director Chief at China Academy of Cultural Heritage. Chief Coordinator of Sichuan and Chongqing World Bank Program Office in 1998 and 1999.