To understand China we should be familiar with rural development and understand peasants living in rural China, even though China is becoming a more urbanized society. This presentation will illustrate how peasants think about rural development and why they think so. Based on empirical analysis, the presenter will provide his understandings on situation and trends of rural development in China.
Yilong Lu received his Ph. D in sociology at Peking University. He is a professor in the Department of Sociology at Renmin University in China. His research interests are Rural Development in China, Law and Society, China’s Huji System, Water Resource and Society. His recent publications include Institution, Market and Rural Development in China, Peasantry China: Post-earthbound China and New Rural Construction, Embedded Politics and Economic Development in a Village: Xiaogang Village of Anhui Province, Huji System: Social Control and Social Inequality.