ChinaTalks: Rural Land Transfer Reforms and Chinese Urbanization

ThinkChina is proud to present professor Yuan Ren, Fudan University, for a ChinaTalks lecture on rural land transfer reforms in China.


Migration and China’s Urbanization is not only influenced by hukou system and related institutional/social exclusions in host cities, but also by rural land factors in their sending places. With empirical studies, the speaker will illustrate how rural land and rural land transfer will influence labors’ migratory decision and behavior in China, and emphasize joint bilateral reforms in urban sector (hukou reform) and in rural sector (land reform) are important for Chinese labor market building and future urbanization. 

Short Bio: Yuan Ren

Yuan Ren is Professor of School of Social Development and Public Policy at Fudan University, and deputy director of Institute of Population Research. (email: 

Practical information

The lecture will be moderated by Professor Jørgen Delman, China studies, UCPH, and will be hosted at the University of Copenhagen. The address and room will soon be announced