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The University of Southampton
The Confucius Institute

China’s Changing Demography is Changing China and the World Event

13:00 - 14:00
11 May 2016
Building 58, Room 1067

For more information regarding this event, please telephone Sisi on 023 8059 7800 or email .

Event details

Major shifts in China’s demography will have consequences not only in China, but in the United States and the rest of the world. In the next few decades China’s global dominance in manufacturing will end, there will not be enough Chinese women for Chinese men to marry, HIV/AIDS infection rates will rise substantially in China, and Chinese immigrants going to America will outnumber those from Mexico. Professor Poston will discuss these and related major changes in China’s demography, drawing on research on these topics he has been conducting in China over the past two decades. He will show how these changes will change and impact, in different ways, China, the U.S., and the world.

Speaker information

Professor Dudley Poston,Texas A&M University,Dudley Poston is Professor of Sociology, and the George T. and Gladys H. Abell Professor of Liberal Arts, at Texas A&M University. Professor Poston’s research interests include demography, human ecology and the sociology of gender; with special attention to the populations of China, Taiwan, and Korea. He is the only non-Chinese person to ever be elected to be President of the North American Chinese Sociologists Association. Professor Poston has also made significant contributions to the emerging field of the Social Demography of Sexual Orientation.

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