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Modernizing Asia’s Countryside
The Harvard-Yenching Institute's Annual Roundtable

Han Do-Hyun, Professor of Sociology, Academy of Korean Studies

Nguyen Thi Phuong Cham, Director, Cultural Studies Institute, Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences

Nishikawa Kunio, College of Agriculture, Ibaraki University

Mini Sukumar, Department of Women’s Studies, University of Calicut

Wen Tiejun, Professor and Director of the Centre of Rural Reconstruction, Renmin University of China

Elizabeth J. Perry, Henry Rosovsky Professor of Government; Director, Harvard-Yenching Institute

This interdisciplinary panel of distinguished scholars from China, India, Japan, Korea and Vietnam will explore the record of successful and unsuccessful efforts at rural development in their own countries. Why have some programs succeeded in increasing productivity, improving infrastructure and public services, alleviating poverty, and ameliorating social and economic inequality, whereas others proved much less successful? What have Asian countries learned from these achievements and shortcomings? And, based on that knowledge, what lies ahead for 21st-century Asian villages?

Apr 2, 2021 09:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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