External event: Rural Land Transfer Reforms and Chinese Urbanization

On 27 November 2017, 15:00-17:00, ThinkChina hosted a guest lecture on rural land transfer reforms in China by Yuan Ren, Professor of School of Social Development and Public Policy at Fudan University, and deputy director of Institute of Population Research.

Professor Yuan Ren

The lecture was moderated by Professor Jørgen Delman, China studies, UCPH, and hosted at the University of Copenhagen.

For more information, please go to ThinkChina's webpage.


Migration and China’s Urbanization is not only influenced by hukou system and related institutional/social exclusions in host cities, but also influence by rural land factors in their sending places. With empirical studies, the speaker will illustrate how rural land and rural land transfer will influence labors’ migratory decision and behavior in China, and emphasize joint bilateral reforms in urban sector (hukou reform) and in rural sector (land reform) are important for Chinese labor market building and future urbanization.