Class and Class Consciousness in China - From Plan to Market: From Status to Class?

Abstract

The Seminar reviews core debates on how social classes have emerged in China since 1978 and critically discusses main factors in China's political economy and its integration in the global economy that have influenced the distribution of power and wealth in society.

Biography

Flemming Christiansen is Professor of Chinese Studies at the University of Leeds and Director of the National Institute of Chinese Studies, the White Rose East Asia Centre. He has worked extensively on social developments in contemporary China and on Chinese overseas.