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LRCCS Noon Lecture Series | China's Urban Champions and the Politics of Spatial Development

The University of Michigan International Institute presents a lecture by Kyle Jaros, Associate Professor in the Political Economy of China, School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies, University of Oxford.

March 21, 2017 12:00pm to 1:00pm
The booming development of big cities in China is a double-edged sword: major metropolises are key growth engines, but the spatial concentration of people and economic activity can worsen inequality, urban governance challenges, and political tensions. To clarify why government policies often reinforce regional inequities instead of reducing them, this study probes the politics of spatial development in four Chinese provinces during the 1990s and 2000s. 
Kyle Jaros is an Associate Professor in the Political Economy of China in the School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies and a Fellow of Lady Margaret Hall at the University of Oxford. Before coming to Oxford, he was a China Public Policy Postdoctoral Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Ash Center, and earned his PhD in Political Science from the Department of Government at Harvard. He also holds an A.B. in Public and International Affairs and a Certificate in Chinese Language and Culture from Princeton University.
Free and Open to the Public


August 30, 2017 - 4:00pm
3502 Watt Way, California

The USC U.S.-China Institute presents a talk by Douglas Fuller from Zhejiang University. Fuller's new book, "Paper Tigers, Hidden Dragons," provides an in-depth longitudinal study of China's information technology industry and policy over the last 15 years. 

October 20, 2017 - 8:00am
Los Angeles, California

Register now (early bird discount) for the upcoming USCI one-day conference on October 20, 2017!