A food safety factory shutdown has Americans hunting for baby formula. Readying themselves for a covid-19 lockdown, Chinese in Beijing emptied store shelves. Emerging from lockdown, some in Shanghai are visiting well-provisioned markets. U.S.-China agricultural trade is booming, but many are still being left hungry. Food security, sustainability and safety remain issues.
Hukou Reform and Rural Dispossession in China
The UCI School of Social Sciences presents a talk by Joel Andreas on the evolution of the hukou system, focusing on access to rural land and considering the implications for the rural population of the current shift from hukou-based to market-based land rights.
Joel Andreas will reexamine the evolution of the hukou (household registration) system, focusing on access to rural land and considering the implications for the rural population of the current shift from hukou-based to market-based land rights. Andreas is an associate professor of sociology at Johns Hopkins University and author of the book Rise of the Red Engineers: The Cultural Revolution and the Origins of China's New Class. He holds a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of California in Los Angeles.
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