China Center for Social Policy's Annual Lecture: "China's 40 Years of Poverty Alleviation: Historical and Sociological Perspectives" (November 29th)
China has made dramatic progress in alleviating poverty in the past 40 years, making significant contributions to the world’s anti-poverty agenda. How did China achieve this? What lessons did china draw from other countries, and what lessons can other countries learn from China? In this talk, Professor Li Xiaoyun will review China’s poverty alleviation progress and examine its driving forces. He argues that China’s poverty alleviation has been led by the party-state and enabled by the socioeconomic transformations. The integrated family-state values system and shifts in the rural social fabric contributed to this process. Professor Li will draw from his poverty alleviation experiments in Yunnan, China and in Africa to elaborate his arguments.