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4/6: Land, Labor and Capital – Capitalist Dynamics from Above and Below in China

 

 

A TALK AND DIALOGUE WITH YAN HAIRONG, PROFESSOR, HONG KONG POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY, & CO-ORGANIZER, CHINA FOOD SOVEREIGNTY NETWORK

As Chinese government policies shift toward de-peasantization, what are the implications for rural to urban labor migrations and class dynamics in China?

On Monday 4/6 at 6:30pm at the UCLA Downtown Labor Center, please join the Los Angeles Food Policy Council for this important dialogue with Yan Hairong, professor and co-organizer of the Food Sovereignty Network in China.

 

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TOPIC | “Land, Labor and Capital: Capitalist Dynamics from Above and Below in China”

yanYan Hairong, professor at Hong Kong Polytechnic University and co-organizer of the China Food Sovereignty Network shares the following:

“Cooperatives, family farms, and dragon-head enterprises are all being promoted by the Chinese government as engines of agricultural development, with implications for labor migrations. Some scholars consider the current dynamics of increasing capitalization of agriculture as neither capitalism nor socialism. Through case studies, the dynamics of accumulation in Chinese agriculture will be examined, as well as the government’s agriculture policy shift. Capitalist dynamics exist in Chinese agricultural production and they come from above and below. The Chinese government’s policy shift toward de-peasantization, which began in the early years of the rural reform, has implications for rural to urban labor migrations and the implications for class dynamics in China.

“These changes will also be linked towards our efforts to help develop a food sovereignty network in China.”

EVENT DETAILS

Event | Land, Labor and Capital: Capitalist Dynamics from Above and Below in China

Date |  Monday, April 6, 2015

Time | 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Location |  UCLA Downtown Labor Center. 675 S Park View St, Los Angeles, CA 90057

Facebook Event Page |  Link

 

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SPEAKER | Yan Hairong 

Yan Hairong teaches at Dept. of Applied Social Sciences, Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

Her research interests include socialism and post-socialism, China-Africa links, Zambian mining, rural-urban labor migration, agrarian change, food sovereignty.

She is a co-organizer of the food sovereignty network in China.

 

This event is sponsored by:

  • Urban & Environmental Policy Institute
  • Luce China-Environment Program
  • UCLA Labor Center
  • Food Chain Workers Alliance
  • UFCW 770
  • Los Angeles Food Policy Council