Seminar – China’s challenge for rural and urban integration

Speaker: Dr Dale Wen

Despite China’s dramatic transformation in the last three decades, its countryside still faces a multitude of challenges. Acknowledging the so-called “three-dimensional rural problem” (agriculture, peasants, and rural areas), Chinese government has greatly increased its investment into rural areas in the last several years. Rural health care, education and irrigation facility have all experienced significant improvement due to increased government investment. However, the femalization and aging of agriculture labor still pose long term threat for China’s food security, the fragmentation and decline of the rural communities requires more than financial resources to be averted. Meanwhile, the rapid urbanization also poses an increasingly unbearable burden on the country’s limited resources. Thus the need for a more harmonious rural and urban integration is urgent. Dr. Wen will present an overview of China’s agriculture sector and rural vs. urban situation, and discuss related issues.

Date: Thursday, 12 July 2012

Venue: Ligertwood building, Level 5, room 529

Time: 1.10pm-2.00pm


Seminar presented by the Centre for Asian Studies and the Confucius Institute at the University of Adelaide

Registration is recommended to secure seats.

Please RSVP to Sarah Hoggard


Phone: 8313 5815

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