East Asia-China, 2015

Research Interests

Modern China and transnational history; financial, business, and social history; history of Sichuan

Dissertation

Mao Money, Mao Problems: Sichuan Bankers, Manchukuo Colonialism, and the origins of the PRC Financial Apparatus, 1927-1958

Biography

Matthew Lowenstein worked as a financial analyst in Beijing and New York; he is now a student of Chinese history at the University of Chicago.

Publications

"China's Shadow Currency." The Diplomat. December 12, 2013.

News

—Awarded Buchanan Prize by Midwest Conference on Asian Affairs