Dr Kai Liu was invited to give a talk on cultural heritage at the Summit on the Regional Economic Development, Innovations in the Private Sector and Cultural Heritage in Huhhot, China on 27th July, 2013. The conference was co-organised by the Judge Business School, Cambridge University, UK; Baoshang Bank and Inner Mongolia Development Research, China. There were a number of high profile speakers including Sir James A. Mirrlees (Nobel Laureate in Economic Science in 1996), Professor Dame Sandra Dawson (KPMG Professor of Management at Judge Business School, Cambridge University), Professor Xiaoqiu Wu (Assistant President of Renmin University) and Master Xu Cheng (Executive Vice President of the Buddhist Association of China).
The topic which Dr Kai Liu presented was entitled “Inherit and Reform: Yan Fu’s vision of cultural fusion between China and West”. The talk formed an integral part of “Sino-British Cultural Inheritance” panel. The other panellists and audience took a keen interest in Dr Liu’s presentation and a lively discussion on the cultural encounter between West and East followed.