Ahead of the Game with Arts & Letters


Location: LaBar Recital Hall, O'Neill Hall

"An American Salesman in China: Adventures in the Global Marketplace of the 1920s"
Elisabeth Köll, professor and chair, Department of History

In 1922, Frank Canaday took a job as an advertising agent for British American Tobacco in Shanghai, then the largest foreign cigarette company in China. Based on Canaday's observations as an avid diary writer and photographer, Professor Köll shows how Americans did business in China during the early days of globalization and what it tells us about today's China market. 

Free and open to the public.

Full schedule here.