Graduate Conference: Rethinking State-Society Relations in Contemporary China
Three decades of reform has brought profound changes to China’s socio-political structure, given birth to new social groups better equipped to articulate their interests and organize themselves than ever before. The myriad of social issues and popular discontent are also forcing the party-state to adapt new modes of governance and pursue new control strategies.
The conference examines the complex dynamics and transformations of China’s state-society relations and brings together graduate students and early career researchers from diverse social science disciplines for an inter-disciplinary dialogue. Panel themes include:
- Social Organizations in China
- Communities and Governance
- Popular Contention
- Media and public opinions