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Universities Service Centre for China Studies

Symposium on Chinese Society and Policy

The Transition of Marriage and Family in China

Since the reform and opening-up, China's economy has boomed along with social progress, achievements which have drawn the world's attention. However, the transformation of the economy and social structure has created all kinds of conflicts and problems. Since 2013, the Chinese government has repeatedly stressed the will to eradicate poverty, to improve people's livelihood, and to gradually achieve common prosperity. This involves the implementation of related policies to promote social development. China's decision-making policy is a collaborative effort among government, academia, think tanks, and the target group, in which academics and think tanks play an irreplaceable essential role.

To promote relevant academic exchanges and policy researches, the Universities Service Centre for China Studies of the Chinese University of Hong Kong will hold a series of seminars on Chinese Society and Policy. The theme of the second meeting is "The Transition of Marriage and Family in China", which will be held on 20th October 2017. We invite experts and scholars from various fields to discuss the current situation and future of Chinese society.

Date:Friday, 20 October 2017


Venue:Universities Service Centre for China Studies 8/F, Tin Ka Ping Building, CUHK

(At Exit A, MTR "University" Station, take 1A shuttle bus to "University Administration Building")


Organizer:Universities Service Centre for China Studies (Oxfam Visiting Scholar Scheme)

Co-organizer:The Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies--Centre for Chinese Family Studies


Prof. Deborah S. Davis

Yale University

Re-verticalization of Kinship

Prof. Feinian Chen

University of Maryland

The Timing of Family Formation and Women's Employment Trajectories in China: A Cohort Comparison

Prof. Gonçalo D. Santos

The University of Hong Kong

Women and Birth in Transition

Prof. Yuying Tong

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

The Transition to Marriage and Parenthood in China

All are welcome!