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We are delighted that Dr Elizabeth Ingleson, Assistant Professor of International History at the London School of Economics, will be joining us to discuss her fascinating new book - Made in China: When US-China Interests Converged to Transform Global Trade.

Made in China tells the remarkable and surprising story of how two Cold War foes found common cause in transforming China’s economy into a source of cheap labor, creating the economic interdependence that characterises our world today. Reexamining two of the most significant transformations of the 1970s—US-China rapprochement and deindustrialisation in the United States—Made in China takes bilateral trade back to its faltering, uncertain beginnings, identifying the tectonic shifts in diplomacy, labor, business, and politics in both countries that laid the foundations of today’s globalised economy.

  • Speaker: Dr Elizabeth Ingleson, Assistant Professor, Department of International History, London School of Economics
  • Moderator: Dr Charlie Laderman, Senior Lecturer in International History, Centre for Grand Strategy, King’s College London


Elizabeth Ingleson specialises in the histories of US foreign relations, US-China relations, capitalism, and labor. She is the author of Made in China: When US-China Interests Converged to Transform Global Trade (Harvard University Press). Ingleson has published several articles and chapters on US-China relations and US capitalism and is currently writing a book under contract with Bloomsbury Academic, China and the United States since 1949: An International History. 

Ingleson serves on the editorial board of the Cold War History journal and the Conference Committee of Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR). She is co-organiser of two seminars: the North American History Seminar run by the Institute of Historical Research and the LSE-Tufts Seminar in Contemporary International History. Ingleson is Academic Director of the LSE-NUS double degree MA in Asian and International History and a Centre Affiliate at the Phelan US Centre.

Ingleson held fellowships at Yale University, Southern Methodist University’s Center for Presidential History, and the University of Virginia’s Miller Center. She earned her PhD in history from the University of Sydney.

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Charlie Laderman

Senior Lecturer in International History

Event details

St David's Room, Second Floor
King's Building
Strand Campus, Strand, London, WC2R 2LS