CHINA CENTER BOOK TALK: Governing the Urban in China and India
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC | ONLINE ONLY (VIA ZOOM) | REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Associate Professor of Sociology, Michigan State University
Author of Governing the Urban in China and India
Professor of Social Policy, CSSW
Founding Director, China Center for Social Policy
About the Event
Urbanization is rapidly overtaking China and India, the two most populous countries in the world. One-sixth of humanity now lives in either a Chinese or Indian city. This transformation has unleashed enormous pressures on land use, housing, and the environment. Despite the stakes, the workings of urban governance in China and India remain obscure and poorly understood. At this China Center event, join sociologist Xuefei Ren (bio) for a discussion of the findings of her book, Governing the Urban in China and India: Land Grabs, Slum Clearance, and the War on Air Pollution (Princeton University Press, 2020). How do China and India compare in the governance of their cities? And how do these contrasting governance styles produce inequality and exclusion? For more information, please CLICK HERE.
This lecture is part of the 2020–2021 annual lecture series on “Chinese Social Policy from Comparative Perspectives” cosponsored by the Columbia China Center for Social Policy and Weatherhead East Asian Institute and supported by the Columbia School of Social Work.