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Territorialization and Deterritorialization of Peasants in China's Urban Transformation

A talk by YOU-TIEN HSING (UC Berkeley)

Monday, April 20, 2009
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
4357 Bunche Hall
UCLA
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Drawing from her forthcoming book, The Great Urban Transformation: Politics of Property in China (Oxford University Press), Professor Hsing will compare two types of politics of distribution in two types of villages: "villages in the city" in southern metropolises, and relocated villages in less industrialized areas in the north.  While both have undergone large-scale land conversion and expropriation, the territorial results diverge greatly in the two cases.

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You-tian Hsing (PhD, UC Berkeley) is Associate Professor of Geography at UC Berkeley. Her research interests include economic restructuring and local states in post-Mao China, the work of overseas Chinese capital networks, and  technology development in Asia's newly industrialized economies. She is the author of Making Capitalism in China: The Taiwan Connection (Oxford University Press, 1998), and coeditor (with Ching Kwan Lee) of Reclaiming Chinese Society: Politics of Redistribution, Recognition, and Representation (Routledge, forthcoming).


Sponsor(s): Center for Chinese Studies

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