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China’s Local Governance in a Comparative Perspective

Roundtable seminar, Friday 27 October 2017

China’s Local Governance in a Comparative Perspective


The Fudan-European Centre in collaboration with ThinkChina are happy to facilitate a roundtable seminar entitled China’s Local Governance in a Comparative Perspective.

We invite you to join us for enlightening talks on the future of local governance in China following the recent conclusion of the 19th Party Congress. How can we understand local governance in China? And what does the 19th Party Congress tell us about the future of local governance in China?

The event is open to all, but please register with Executive Assistant Kasper Thor using the form below no later than Thursday 26 October.

Venue: NIAS meeting room – Øster Farigmagsgade 5, room 18.1.08
Time: 10:00-12:00

The seminar will be concluded with a simple lunch provided by the organizers.



Geir Helgesen, director, Nordic Institute of Asian Studies:
“Welcome and opening remarks”

Peng Bo, Deputy Dean of School of International and Public Affairs, Shanghai Jiaotong University:
“The Space of Responsive Local Governance: the Evidences from Shanghai”

Jørgen Delman, Professor of China Studies, University of Copenhagen:
“Climate change politics and urban green governance in Hangzhou”

Shao Chunxia, Head of Department of Politics and Public Administration, Tongji University:
"Campaign-Style Governance in China"

Chunrong Liu, Executive Vice Director, Fudan-European Centre for China Studies
"New Politics of Conflict Processing in Urban China"

Shinya Ueno, Head of Center for Policy Studies, Kumamoto University
"Rural Dynamics in Japan"

--- Short break ---


The prospects of Chinese politics and local governance following the 19th Party Congress
An open discussion between panelists and all participants.

Moderator: Chunrong Liu


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