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September 18, 2009

Twenty-First Century Urbanization: Social Science Perspectives on China's Urban Transformation

Conference Schedule
Updated September 29, 2009

Welcome: 9:00am-9:15am
Welcome by Mary Gallagher, Director of the U-M Center for Chinese Studies
Henderson Room ▪ 4th floor ▪ Michigan League

SESSION I: 9:15am-10:45am
Kam Wing Chan, University of Washington
Fundamentals of China's Urbanization and Policy
Michelle Huang, National Taiwan University
How Clusters of Chinese Cities Become Massive Regional Units

Discussants: Elizabeth Perry, Harvard University,
Ravi Sundaram, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, and Visiting Professor, U-M

15 minute break

SESSION II: 11-12:30

Xuefei Ren, Michigan State University
The Chinese Urban Future: Lessons from China's Megacities
Robert Adams, University of Michigan
Extreme Urban Euphoria: Architecture in the Compression of Developmental Time

Discussants: Martin Murray, University of Michigan,
Jeffrey Wasserstrom, University of California, Irvine

Noon Break: 12:30-1:45

SESSION III: 1:45-3:15

Li Zhang, UC Davis
Patterns of Urban Sprawl and Emerging Spatialization of Class: The Real Estate Boom and Housing Reform in Kunming
Yue Zhang, University of Illinois at Chicago
The Politics of Urban Preservation in Beijing
Siming Li, Hong Kong Baptist University
Economic Integration between Hong Kong and the Pearl River Delta at a Crossroads: Mega-Urban Development under One Country, Two Systems

Discussants: Shivi Sivaramakrishnan, Yale University
Yuhua Wang, University of Michigan

15 minute break

SESSION IV: 3:30-4:30

Albert Park, Oxford University
Chinese Labor Markets, Rural Migration and the Informalization of Labor Markets
Scott Rozelle, Stanford University
Rural Migrants’ Educational Opportunities in Urban Areas

Discussant: Mary Gallagher, University of Michigan
Lijing Yang, University of Michigan


Wrap-up Roundtable: 4:30-5:15

Chair: Jeff Wasserstrom, UC Irvine
Panelists: Li Tiangang, Fudan University; Nguyen Thu Giang, University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Hanoi; Meredith Weiss, SUNY, Albany; Gilbert Rozman, Princeton University


Wrap up Discussion: 5:15pm-6:00pm - Where to go from here:

Chaired by Mary Gallagher, Director of the U-M Center for Chinese Studies


Posted by zzhu at September 18, 2009 02:48 PM