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LRCCS Noon Lecture Series | Governing the Urban in China and India

Xuefei Ren, Professor of Sociology and Global Urban Studies, Michigan State University
Tuesday, February 9, 2021
12:00-1:00 PM
Based on her recently published book, Dr. Ren will talk about the different ways that China and India govern their cities and how this impacts their residents.

Xuefei Ren is a professor of sociology and global urban studies at Michigan State University and a center associate at the Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies at the University of Michigan. Her work focuses on urban development, governance, architecture, and the built environment in global perspective. She is the author of two award-winning books: "Building Globalization: Transnational Architecture Production in Urban China" (University of Chicago Press, 2011) and "Urban China" (Polity Press, 2013). Currently she is working on several comparative projects, on urban redevelopment (China, India, Brazil, and the US) and culture-led revitalization in post-industrial cities (Detroit, Harbin, and Turin). She is a recipient of a number of distinguished fellowships, including from the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Andrew Mellon Foundation, Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies, and American Council of Learned Societies. She received her MA in urban planning from Tokyo Metropolitan University and PhD in Sociology from the University of Chicago. The talk will be based on her new book "Governing the Urban in China and India: Land Grabs, Slum Clearance and the War on Air Pollution," published by Princeton University Press in 2020.

If there is anything we can do to make this event accessible to you, please contact us. Please be aware that advance notice is necessary as some accommodations may require more time for the university to arrange.

Zoom webinar; attendance requires registration:
Building: Off Campus Location
Location: Virtual
Event Type: Livestream / Virtual
Tags: Asia, China, Sociology, Urban Studies
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies, International Institute, Asian Languages and Cultures