Building Research Collaborations with Researchers and Institutions in China: A Human Geographer’s Story

Date: 07 May 2020

Photo: La Trobe University China Studies Research Centre

Rural life in China is rapidly changing. Recognising the untapped economic potential of rural people and their lands to contribute to economic growth, land, labour and capital are being reorganised – new agricultural entities such as agribusiness, large family farms and cooperatives are replacing smallholders through land transfers to consolidate farmland and scale up holdings. Working together with researchers at China Three Gorges University, Xian Jiaotong University, China Agricultural University and Yunnan University we aim to understand what rural reforms mean for rural life in China. The seminar will also introduce what Dr Wilmsen has identified as key ingredients and challenges for successful long-term collaboration.

Date: Thursday 07 May 2020

Time: 3:00-4:30pm

Link: https://latrobe.zoom.us/j/3484666015?pwd=bkY3R1pVbEduZWh4YmU1YWU2VDZZdz09; We will send you the password after registration. Or Telephone: +61 2 8015 2088 and enter meeting ID: 348 466 6015; Or click "View Now" in your confirmation email after you have registered, then click the screen icon.

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About the Speaker

Dr Brooke Wilmsen is a Senior Lecturer at La Trobe University's School of Humanities and Social Sciences. She has a background in Development Studies with a PhD in Geography. She has worked as a resettlement consultant for several international institutions, government affiliates and private consultancies. Her current research focuses on development-forced displacement and resettlement and agrarian change, primarily in China.

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