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October 07, 2010

Fall 2010 CCS Noon Lecture Series - Pierre Landry

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Is The Volcano Still Quiet? Popular Views on Equality and Redistribution in Contemporary China

Part of Alumni Lecture Series: The coming academic year marks the 50th anniversary of the founding of the U-M Center for Chinese Studies. Many events are being planned to mark this historic milestone, including inviting our alumni to give some of the presentations in the CCS Noon Lecture Series. We hope you will be able to join us for all of the many interesting noon lectures planned for this coming year and next.

October 12, 2010
Tuesday 12 noon to 1:00 pm
Room 1636 School of Social Work Building
1080 South University

Based on a collaborative study that begun in 2004 with a survey on "Inequality and Redistributive Justice in China," Landry examines the extent to which the findings of the first wave reported in Martin Whyte's Myth of the Social Volcano (Stanford, 2010) still hold. The empirical evidence draws on a unique two-wave panel in which nearly 700 respondents who were-interviewed in 2009, as well as fresh cross-section representative survey on China also taken in 2009.

Pierre F. Landry is an Associate Professor of Political Science at Yale University and a research fellow with the Research Center for Contemporary China at Peking University. He received his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Michigan in 2000. He is also an alumnus of the Hopkins-Nanjing Center for Chinese and American Studies. Landry is the author of Decentralized Authoritarianism in China (CUP, 2008) and a co-investigator of several survey projects in China, including national surveys of "Legal Reforms" (2004), "Inequality & Distributive Justice" (2004 and 2009), "The China Survey" (2008) as well as local studies on "Education in Rural Yunnan" (2004) and "Elections in Shandong and Henan" (2005 and 2010). Most of his survey work makes use of spatial sampling with GPS, as technique developed in collaboration with the RCCC. He is also consultant with the UNDP in Hanoi on projects related to Public Administration and Legal reforms in Vietnam.

Posted by zzhu at October 7, 2010 10:21 PM