Meet the Author: Dr Li Sun
  • Time: 17:30 - 19:30
  • Date: Thursday 16 May 2019
  • Location: Leeds University Business School, Meadows Room TR.03
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  • Cost: Free event
  • Type: Lectures and seminars
  • Open to: General public
  • Faculty: Society and Politics
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Dr Li Sun, a lecturer at the University of Leeds, will speak about rural-urban migration policies in China and how Chinese workers cope with migration events in the context of these policies.

The largest human migration in the world is occurring in China, where 281 million rural-urban migrant workers have moved from impoverished rural areas to prosperous urban regions seeking off-farm employment. Dr Li Sun comes from a remote village in China and has many personal connections who have shared their experiences of rural-urban migration with her. This drove her to explore this subject in her academic research.

China is one of only ten countries in the world that has policies to increase rural to urban migration. Rural Urban Migration and Policy Intervention in China: Migrant Workers’ Coping Strategies is the first book to examine such rural-urban migration policies in China and discuss how Chinese workers cope with migration events in the context of these policies.

Please visit the Business Confucius Institute website to find out more and to register.