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Assessing 40 Years of Reform and Opening in China - Programme


23 January

The Political Context of the Reform Period (The Asia Library, Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies)

  • 10.15 -10.20 Welcome
  • 10.20-10.50 Kerry Brown, “China Winning the Battle: Control of Information and its Successes Under Xi Jinping.”
  • 10.50-11.20Jean-Philippe Béja, "Forty Years of Struggle for the Emancipation of Society: A Long and Winding Road."
  • 11.20-11.50 Q&A
  • 11.50-13.00 Lunch break

Economic Reforms and Development (School of Economics, Crafoord Lecture Hall)

  • 13.15-13.20 Introductory remarks by moderator Sylvia Schwaag Serger
  • 13.20-14.00 Justin Yifu Lin, “China’s Rejuvenation and Its Implications for Economics and Other Developing Countries: A New Structural Economics Perspective.”
  • 14.00-14.20 Discussants Tobias Axelsson and Stefan Brehm
  • 14.20-15.00 Q&A
  • 15.00-15.30 Coffee and mingle


24 January

Laws, Institutions, and Socio-economic Developments (The Asia Library, Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies)

  • 09.15-9.45 Fu Hualing, "Hope: Four Decades of Legal Reform"
  • 9.45-10.00 Q&A
  • 10.00-10.30 Coffee break
  • 10.30-10.50 Shen Qiu, "Politics in Time: The Evolution Process of China's Poverty Alleviation Policies."
  • 10.50-11.10 Ivan Franceschini, “A Retrospective of Chinese Labour NGOs in the Reform Era.”
  • 11.10-11.30 Lu Jixia, “Shifting Rural Livelihoods After China’s Reform and Opening.”
  • 11.30-12.00 Q&A
  • 12.00-12.45 Lunch

Gender, Family and Social issues (Social Science Faculty, Room 240 building R, Gamla Kirurgen)

  • 13.15-13.20 Introductory remarks
  • 13.20-13.40 Lisa Eklund, “Refamilialisation? – The Impact of Labour Market and Welfare Reforms on Marriage and the Family”
  • 13.40-14.00 Annika Pissin, “Child Welfare, Digital Practice and the Environment in China.”
  • 14.00-14.20 Bu Wei, "Migration, Gender and Social Change in China"
  • 14.20-14.40 Barbara Schulte, “Forty Years of Reform, Twenty Years of Educational Reform: Has China Become a Knowledge Society?”
  • 14.40-15.30 Q&A
  • 15.30-16.30 Coffee break and mingle


25 January

The Internet and Media (The Asia Library, Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies)

  • 10.15-10.20 Introductory remarks
  • 10.20-11.00 David Bandurski and Qian Gang
  • 11.00-11.30 Results from the Digital China Project: Marina Svensson, Barbara Schulte, Stefan Brehm and Annika Pissin
  • 11.30-12.00 Introduction of the Made in China Project: Nicholas Loubere and Ivan Franceschini
  • 12.00-12.30 Q&A
  • 12.30-13.30 Lunch
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