(Confucius institute, School of Asian Studies)
9 May 2012
Venue: Case room 2, Level 0, Owen G Glenn Building (The University of Auckland Business School)
Host: Professor Yu Hai, Department of Sociology, Fudan University, Shanghai
Shanghai is the largest city in China and one of the largest in the world. Both the national and the city government are eager for it to take its place in the ranks of global cities: centres of finance, culture, high-value-added services and technology. This paper will evaluate how this goal has been formulated and how it is being achieved, reflecting on what kind of city Shanghai actually is, how life is led there, and what kind of city it is becoming.
To be followed by drinks.
RSVP must be made by 3 May.