Presentation Title: Hukou Reform: A Comparison of the Chengdu and Chongqing Models
Section: New Ways of Organizing IV
Location: McCardell Bicentennial Hall, 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
Presentation Area: Political Science
Number of presenters:
Presenter(s): Coblin, Alex Blake
Major(s): Chinese; Political Science
Class Year(s): 2013
Sponsor(s): Teets, Jessica C.
Dept(s): Political Science