Presentation Title: Hukou Reform: A Comparison of the Chengdu and Chongqing Models

Section: New Ways of Organizing IV

Location: , 216

Date & Time: Friday, April 19, 2013 - 3:30pm - 4:45pm


The household registration (hukou) system is one of China’s key institutions that proves to be both a blessing and a curse for China’s citizens and development. Though initially intended to restrict migration between rural and urban areas, the hukou system has been adapted over the years creating an altogether new and more complex system. The hukou system is currently a main source of China’s increasing levels of inequality. Attempting to address these issues, the Chinese central government recently permitted several local governments to enact “groundbreaking” pilot reforms, such as those occurring in Chengdu and Chongqing. In order to understand China’s future, it is necessary to study the hukou system and how it relates to other aspects of Chinese life. This project examined local pilot reforms in Chengdu and Chongqing to understand the impact that pilot reforms will have on the hukou system, China, and the global community. 

Type of Presentation: Individual oral

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Presentation Area: Political Science

Presentation Topic: China/Asia

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Presenter Information
Presenter(s): Coblin, Alex Blake
Major(s): Chinese; Political Science
Class Year(s): 2013

Sponsor(s): Teets, Jessica C.
Dept(s): Political Science

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