22 November 2022

New ThinkChina Video: The Agricultural-Migration Nexus in China

Rural China

In this ThinkChina Video Lena Kaufmann, PhD, Department of History and Department of Social Anthropology and Cultural Studies, University of Zurich gives an insight in to the Agriculture-Migration Nexus in China: A Socio-Technical Perspective on Land Use.

The seminar focuses on the development of China’s rural heartlands and the urban-rural linkages. New technologies have helped modernize China’s agriculture in recent decades and allowed China’s rural labor to migrate into the cities and their industries that have driven China’s economic miracle. The modernization of rural areas, their social transformation, and the interaction of these intertwined processes are less known than China’s urban development, although China’s phenomenal development can only be fully understood by examining them.

Watch the ChinaTalk here