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The University of Southampton
Economic, Social and Political Sciences

Urbanisation and Development in China Event

Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology
30 - 31 October 2014
Highfield Campus University Road, Southampton, SO17 1BJ

For more information regarding this event, please email Dr Nana Zhang at .

Event details

The conference is jointly organised by the Department of Sociology, Social Policy & Criminology and the University’s Confucius Institute and will draw together scholars from China, Europe and the US to consider a range of pressing issues of concern to disciplines across the Social, Human and Mathematical Sciences.

Call for Papers

We warmly invite research papers relating to the broad area of China’s urbanisation and development from economic, sociological, political as well as historical perspectives.
Possible themes including (but not limited to):

  • migration
  • urbanisation
  • China’s new middle class
  • urban planning and development
  • rural development
  • food security
  • health and population change
  • environment challenges

Please send an abstract of up to 250 words in English to: before 31 August 2014
All presentations will be 25 minutes plus 15 minutes for questions and discussion.

The conference is free without any registration fee. However, due to funding restrictions, the number of participants is limited to 50. Please register as soon as possible in order to avoid disappointment.

Important dates:

  • Abstracts due 31 August 2014
  • Notification of acceptance by the 7 September 2014
  • Conference 30 - 31 October 2014

Speaker information

Professor Ann Anagnost,Professor of Anthropology and Chinese Studies at the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington,Professor Anagnost teaches both graduate and undergraduate courses on China, globalisation, human capital formation, neoliberal governmentality, food politics, and practices of self-care.

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