The Predicament of the Abandoned Urban Poor in China
Dorothy J. Solinger
WHEN Wednesday | 14 Nov, 12:00 PM
WHERE 238 HRCB
Why are the poor in Chinese cities now managed so meagerly? Because the state is obsessed with attaining its vision of modernity—suitable for realizing their illusions of rejuvenation, regeneration, and renovation.
Dorothy J. Solinger, professor emerita of political science at the University of California, Irvine, specializes in Chinese domestic politics, particularly political sociology. Solinger’s recent focus is on laid-off workers, urban poverty policy and the urban poor, and welfare reform.