181106 - Class and Development in Post-financial Crisis China

6 Novembre, 2018 - 12:30 - 14:30


CEE's General Seminar "Class and Development in Post-financial Crisis China" (PDF, 103 Ko)

Tuesday 6 November 2018, 12.30 – 2.30 pm, Sciences Po, Room Goguel, 56, rue des Saints-Pères (entrance: 27 rue Saint-Guillaume), 75007 Paris


Following the 2008 financial crisis, the so-called “China model” has been praised as a successful developmental model. However, recent national surveys between 2009 and 2014 show that the percentage of respondents who agree that the current level of inequality between rich and poor violates the principle of socialism has swelled from 26% to 41%. In this talk, Ya-Wen Lei will explain how the developmental strategies in post-financial crisis China have led to class-based discontent, and discuss the implications of this for how we think about development in general.

Speaker: Ya-Wen LEI, Harvard University and visiting at Sciences Po, CEE & CERI
Ya-Wen Lei is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at Harvard University, and she is affiliated with the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies at Harvard. She holds a J.S.D. from Yale Law School and a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Michigan. Her Ph.D dissertation won the 2014 American Sociological Association Dissertation Award, and her book The Contentious Public Sphere: Law, Media, and Authoritarian Rule in China (Princeton University Press, 2017) has won the 2018 Distinguished Book Award, Sociology of Law Section of the American Sociological Association and the 2018 Gordon Hirabayashi Human Rights Book Award, Human Rights Section of the American Sociological Association.

Discussion: Wei-Ting Chao & Tommaso Vitale, Sciences Po, CEE

Contact: katia.rio@sciencespo.fr

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