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One-Day Pre-AAG Conference Workshop 

DATE

19 March 2002

VENUE

Davidson Conference Center, California Room,  University of Southern California (USC) in Los Angeles

ABOUT THE WORKSHOP

In conjunction with the CURS, the Working Group on "Urban Transformation in China and Reorganization of the State in an Era of Globalization" will organize a one-day pre-AAG workshop to be held on 19 March 2002 at the University of Southern California (USC) in Los Angeles. Co-chaired by Dr. Carolyn CARTIER of the USC and Dr. Si-ming LI of Hong Kong Baptist University, the workshop aims at discussing the scale issues associated with the process of globalization and its impacts on urban transformation in China. The paper presentations in the morning session are divided into four themes, namely (i) State Reorganization and Urban Governance; (ii) Urban Restructuring and Housing Reform; (iii) Impacts of China's WTO Accession; and (iv) Health and Inequality.
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The afternoon session will be the working group cluster discussions to map out the research agenda of the working group over the coming three years. Non-group's members are also welcomed to join the discussion.

BACKGROUND

The Working Group on "Urban Transformation in China and Reorganization of the State in an Era of Globalization" was set up under the funding support from the Urban China Research Network of the State University of New York at Albany.
- Dr. Carolyn CARTIER, Department of Geography, University of Southern California; and
- Dr. Si-ming LI, Department of Geography, Hong Kong Baptist University
are the coordinators of the working group.

The three major research themes of the working group are:
(1) To theorize urban restructuring and state reorganization in China through the globalization debates and scale relations;
(2) To empirically analyze how the intersections between domestic economic restructuring and globalizing processes have affected China's urban hierarchy and urban agglomerations, and to what extent this has led to global city-regional formation in the Chinese context;
(3) To examine local conditions of urban transformation brought by economic restructuring and political and cultural globalization.
There are now 17 core members in the working group, namely:
Dr. Carolyn CARTIER, Dr. Gonghao CUI, Dr. George LIN, Dr. Laurence MA, and Mr. Wing-Shing TNAG on Theme 1;
Dr. Simon ZHAO, Dr. Fang CAI, Dr. Jianming CAI, Dr. Weiping WU, and Dr. Li ZHANG on Theme 2;
Prof. Si-Ming LI, Prof. Christopher SMITH, Dr. Cindy FAN, Dr. Youqin HUANG, Dr. Gina LAI, Dr. Zai LIANG, and Dr. Xiushi YANG on Theme 3.

WORKING GROUP'S MEMBERS

Co-ordinators

  • Dr. Carolyn CARTIER - Department of Geography, University of Southern California, Los Angeles;
  • Prof. Si-ming LI - Department of Geography, Hong Kong Baptist University

Other more members

Dr. Fan CAI - Institute of Population Studies, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing;
Dr. Jianming CAI - Institute of Geographical Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Science, Beijing;
Dr. Gonghao CUI - Department of Geography, Nanjing University, Nanjing;
Dr. Cindy FAN - Department of Geography, University of California, Los Angeles;
Dr. Youqin HUANG - Department of Geogrpahy and Planning, University of Albany, State University of New York;
Dr. Gina LAI - Department of Sociology, Hong Kong Baptist University;
Dr. Zai LIANG - Department of Sociology, City University of New York, Queen's College, New York;
Dr. George LIN - Department of Geography, University of Hong Kong;
Dr. Laurence MA - University of Akron, Akron, OH;
Prof. Chris SMITH - Department of Geography and Planning, University at Albany, State University of New York;
Mr. Wing-shing TANG - Department of Geography, Hong Kong Baptist University;
Dr. Weiping WU - Department of Urban Studies and Planning, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia;
Dr. Xiushi YANG - Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice, Old Dominion University, Norfolk;
Dr. Li ZHANG - Department of Geography and Resource Management, Chinese University of Hong Kong;
Dr. Simon X.B. ZHAO - Department of Geography, University of Hong Kong

 
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