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Duncan Clark on Alibaba: The House That Jack Ma Built

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Yale Center Beijing, SAGE Worldwide, the Johns Hopkins University-Nanjing University Center for Chinese and American Studies Beijing Alumni Club, and Young China Watchers jointly invite you to a conversation with Duncan Clark, the author of Alibaba: The House that Jack Ma Built. It will be moderated by Eva Dou, reporter of Wall Street Journal technology.

Time and Location

Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Registration: 6:00 – 6:30pm
Presentation and Discussion: 6:30 – 8:00pm

Yale Center Beijing
8 Jianguomenwai Avenue, 36th Floor, Tower B, IFC Building (Yong’anli Station, Exit C)

Registration and Fees

Ticket: Free

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Please email if you have any questions, or call Yale Center Beijing at (10) 5909 0200.

The Event

Duncan Clark first met Jack Ma in 1999 in the small apartment where Alibaba had been founded a few months prior. In his book, Duncan Clark draws on his own experience as an early advisor to Alibaba. He discusses the characteristics that makes Jack Ma a successful entrepreneur, how the company overcame a series of daunting hurdles, as well as the challenges Alibaba faces as it expands beyond e-commerce. Clark was granted access to a wealth of new materials including exclusive interviews.


The language of the event will be English.

The Speaker(s)


Duncan Clark
Chairman at BDA China

Duncan Clark has been based in China since 1994 where, after four years as an investment banker at Morgan Stanley, he founded investment advisory firm BDA China. He is also an early stage investor in technology ventures including AppAnnie,, and Radish Fiction.

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