08.07.2011 - 00:00:00
Workshop on Participation and Popular Resistance in Rural China with Prof. Li Lianjiang
The Workshop on Participation and Popular Resistance in Rural China will take place on July 8, 2011 in room LE 736.
This workshop is a joint event of the Research Network: Governance in China (BMBF) and the Research Training Group, there will also be one participant from Tübingen.
Li Lianjiang is a professor at the Department of Government and Public Administration, Chinese University of Hong Kong. His research focuses on participation, feedback mechanisms and social movements in rural China. He has published (with Kevin O’Brien or alone) over a dozen articles on village elections and popular trust as well as on the petitioning system. Together with Kevin O’Brien he has developed the concept of "rightful resistance"; a result of more than 10 years of intense fieldwork in rural China.
The participating fellows will have the chance for in-depth discussion on socio-political developments in China with one of the seasoned researchers in this field. Furthermore, as a scholar with vast fieldwork experiences in China, Prof. Li surely is an interesting advisor for Ph.D. students who will start their own fieldwork in September this year.