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Towards a new Chinese welfare state - conference presentations and panels

The project hosed a panel at the European Association of China Studies bi-annual conference in St Petersburg, August 2016 the panel was called “Perceptions of distributive justice and fairness; foundations and directions of welfare reforms in China”. Four of the project members presented papers related to the project and profiled the project to other European/international China scholars. The panel was well received and good promotion of the project.

Whyte Martin K. (Harvard University): “China’s Rural-Urban Health Gap: Paradoxes of Health Insurance Reforms” Paper presented at the European Association of China Studies Conference in St. Petersburg, August 2016

Gåsemyr, Hans Jørgen and Tor Midtbø: "Communist Party Members and Their Attitudes towards Inequality and Redistribution in China." Paper presented at the European Association of China Studies Conference in St. Petersburg, August 2016

Kristin Dalen: “It is not fair any more” – Chinese perceptions of inequalities based on Hukou status, across population groups and over time” Paper presented at the European Association of China Studies Conference in St. Petersburg, August 2016

Kristin Dalen: “Towards a “new” Chinese welfare state – reforms of basic welfare schemes and changing welfare attitudes”. Paper presented at the SNoW workshop in Shanghai October 2016

Jon M. Hippe, Tone Fløtten and Kristin Dalen: “Restructuring welfare in China – Scandinavian and Chinese pension and poverty policies compared” Paper presented at the FISS Conference, Hong Kong, June 2015

Gåsemyr, Hans Jørgen and Tor Midtbø: "Perceptions of Inequality and Power Disparity in China: Trends Toward more Critical Opinions?" Paper presented at the Nordic Association of China Studies conference in June 2015

Kristin Dalen: “Urban-rural inequalities in access to welfare benefits are not just” – Chinese perceptions of inequalities based on Hukou status, across population groups and over time” Paper presented at the Asian Dynamics Initiative Conference in June 2016

Hedda Flatø: "Air Pollution and Political Trust in China: Do Popular Views Show Potential for Driving Change?" Paper presented at the Asian Dynamics Initiative Conference in Copenhagen, June 2016.

Kristin Dalen: “How much responsibility should the government take for the peoples welfare?” Paper presented at the Sino-Nordic Welfare Research Network Conference “Family and working life in Chinese and Nordic Welfare States”, 20-21 October 2016 Nordic Centre and Fudan University

Hans Jørgen Gåsemyr: ”Changing perceptions of old age security and care in China: emerging conflicts between old family values and modern lifestyle?” Paper presented at the Sino-Nordic Welfare Research Network Conference “Family and working life in Chinese and Nordic Welfare States”, 20-21 October 2016 Nordic Centre and Fudan University,

Hans Jørgen Gåsemyr and Tor Midtbø: “Why China's Communist Party Members Agree and Disagree on Issues of Economic Inequality and Redistribution” paper presented at the NORASIA VII: Maritime Asia conference, 12-13 January 2017, University of Oslo

Hans Jørgen Gåsemyr: (special workshop on “Empirical Analysis of Political Attitudes and Behavior in Contemporary China”) Southern Political Science Association, New Orleans, 4-6 January 2018

Hedda Flatø: "Bads' versus 'goods' in risk society: Popular demand for environmental protection in China" paper presented at Environmental Asia 20.-24. November 2017, Nordic institute for Asia Studies

Kristin Dalen: “Reducing Inequality with Chinese Characteristics” paper presented at workshop on “Perspectives of the Democratic Developmental State” School of Governance, University of the Western Cape, South Africa, 27-28 February 2018

Hedda Flatø: "Chinese popular demand for government protection against environmental 'bads': Does inequality matter?" paper presented at suggested special panel "Chinese climate change and environment: governmental and citizens' reaction and interaction". Association for Asian Studies-conference in Washington 22-25 March 2018

Two papers and a general presentation of the larger project were given at The 20th anniversary of the Nordic Center at Fudan University in Shanghai in October 2016. A large audience of representatives from Nordic and Chinese governments, universities and other academic institutions were present.

Upcoming conference presentations:

The project will host a panel at the European Association of China Studies bi-annual conference in Glasgow, August 2018 the panel will be called “Social Policy and Perceptions of Inequality in China”. The project members will make five presentations based on findings from the project and profile the project to other European/international China-scholars.

Cornelius Cappelen: “Fairness and redistribution: A comparative study of China, US, and Germany”

Alexander Wright Cappelen, Ranveig Falch and Bertil Tungodden: “The development of social preferences: Experimental evidence from China”

Hans Jørgen Gåsemyr and Tor Midtbø: “Do China’s Communists Hold Distinct Social Policy Opinions? An Analysis of the Attitudinal Effects of Chinese Communist Party Membership”

Hans Jørgen Gåsemyr and Shuai Jin: «What Does Education Do? A Study of Increasing Education Levels and their Influence on Changing Sociopolitical Attitudes in China”

Kristin Dalen: “Moral matters most at the top – money matters most at the bottom. Aspects of trust in Chinese governments”

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