Events

Urban China Lecture Series featuring  Zhang Qinghua – From Government to Governance: Evidence from District Border Adjustments in China

Presented via Zoom

Speaker:  Zhang Qinghua, Peking University This talk delves into the impact of within-city administrative border adjustments on individual firm productivity and local economic development. Employing a unique quasi-natural experiment conducted in China since the 1990s, the empirical analysis reveals that district border adjustments have a significant positive effect on the TFP of manufacturing firms in the […]

Urban China Lecture Series featuring  Margaret Hillenbrand

Presented via Zoom

Speaker:  Margaret Hillenbrand, Professor of Modern Chinese Literature and Culture; Fellow of Wadham College, Oxford University Dr. Hillenbrand's research focuses on literary and visual culture in twentieth-century China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Japan, especially cultures of protest and secrecy. Her most recent book is On the Edge: Feeling Precarious in China (Columbia University Press, 2023), research for which was supported […]

Urban China Lecture Series featuring Cole Roskam

Presented via Zoom

Speaker:  Cole Roskam, Professor of Architectural History, Department of Architecture, University of Hong Kong Dr. Roskham's research and teaching engage topics in 19th and 20th century and contemporary architectural and urban […]

Urban China Lecture Series featuring Zhu Fangsheng

Presented via Zoom

Speaker:  Zhu Fangsheng, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Duke Kunshan University Fangsheng Zhu is a sociologist and studies education, particularly the interactions between families, education providers and governments. His research topics […]

Urban China Lecture Series featuring Isabella Jackson

Presented via Zoom

Speaker:  Isabella Jackson, Assistant Professor in Chinese History, Trinity College Dublin Dr. Jackson researches the modern history of China and is Principal Investigator on an Irish Research Council Laureate Grant, […]

Urban China Lecture Series featuring Zhang Guanchi

Presented via Zoom

Speaker:  Zhang Guanchi, Vermont Law and Graduate School Dr. Zhang is an Assistant Professor of Law at Vermont Law and Graduate School. His research interest covers law, city, and political economy. He holds […]