Confucius Institute Distinguished Lecture Series - Farmland for Farmers

16 November 2015

Dong-ZhenghuaIt is our great pleasure to invite you to the last distinguished lecture of the 2015 series which will be given by Dong Zhenghua, former Director of the Centre for Modernization Studies (1999-2014) and Distinguished Professor of Humanities (2012-14) at Peking University and now a Professor in Chu Hai College for Higher Education, Hong Kong. His lecture is entitled "Farmland for Farmers: Problems of Large-scale Enclosure of Farmland in China".

One key question in China today is how to protect the farmers' farmland? At present there is a danger of large-scale enclosure of farmland becoming an acute issue and, with China's continuing development, land related disputes being further exacerbated.

During the lecture Professor Dong Zhengha will discuss the current issue on is the solution to confer peasant families with perpetual rights under the Constitution? What would the impact of such a policy be and is there a way ahead which will treat individuals fairly and address the conflicting demands?

This lecture will be held at LG11, David Hume Tower, George Square, University of Edinburgh, EH8 9JX.

The lecture will be from 6:30pm to 7:30pm and a networking drinks reception will take place after the talk and Q&A.

Booking is not required for this talk. An e-flyer is attached giving more info on our speaker and  details of his talk. For further information please visit our website at

We hope you can join us and look forward to welcoming you to the lecture on Tuesday 24 November at LG11, David Hume Tower, George Square, University of Edinburgh. A drinks reception will follow this lecture.

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