East Asia by the Book! Center for East Asian Studies at the University of Chicago Author Talks featuring Professor Xuefei Ren

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Type: 
Lecture
Date: 
January 14, 2021
Location: 
Illinois, United States
Subject Fields: 
Asian History / Studies

Please join the Center for East Asian Studies at the University of Chicago (CEAS) for their East Asia by the Book! CEAS Author Talks featuring Professor Xuefei Ren, Associate Professor of Sociology & Global Urban Studies at Michigan State University, on Thursday, January 14, at 5:00 p.m. (Central Standard Time).

Urbanization is rapidly overtaking China and India, the two most populous countries in the world. One-sixth of humanity now lives in either a Chinese or Indian city. This transformation has unleashed enormous pressures on land use, housing, and the environment. Despite the stakes, the workings of urban governance in China and India remain obscure and poorly understood. Professor Ren's book explores how the two countries govern their cities and how their different styles of governance produce inequality and exclusion.

Professor Marco Garrido, Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Chicago will be the discussant.

To register for this event, please click the Zoom link HERE.

This event is sponsored by the Center for East Asian Studies at the University of Chicago, the Seminary Co-op Bookstores, and the Committee on Southern Asian Studies. Initiated in 2016, this annual series showcases CEAS faculty, alumni, and special guests who provide author talks and book launches as a way to engage the broader community in conversations regarding key scholarship on East Asia.

Contact Info: 

Megumi Kim, Center Administrator

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