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China's New Urban Poor and its Consciousness

21st Century China Event

02/04/2013, 05:00pm-06:30pm
Location: UC San Diego, IR/PS, Room 3201
Open to: Public
Event email: 21china@ucsd.edu

Speaker: Dorothy Solinger, Professor of Political Science, UC Irvine

Registration is required

Do the 22 million or so urban recipients of the Minimum Livelihood Guarantee [the dibao], whose per capita family income falls below a locally-set poverty line, properly constitute a “class”; and do they see themselves that way? Is the Chinese state benevolent toward these people, and do those who depend upon that state believe they can count on it?

Dorothy Solinger is Professor of Political Science at UC Irvine. Her field of specialization is Chinese domestic politics, particularly political sociology. She has focused on political decisionmaking and social and political reactions to policy about economic and social matters. In Professor Solinger's early research, she wrote on regional policy and regionalism in China; the treatment of minority nationalites; the politics of socialist commerce, the treatment of the private sector under socialism in China, and the politics of economic reform

Professor Solinger teaches courses on Chinese politics, introduction to comparative politics, East Asian politics, regime change in East Asia, and theories of the state.

Co-sponsored by Fudan-UC Center on Contemporary China

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