[Biweekly Symposium] No. 574: The Second Generation of Farmers and China's Structural Revolution.
Lecturer: LIU Shouying
Host: QIN Sidao
Commentators: LI Shi, WU Si, LI Renqing, TAO Ran
Professor LIU Shouying is an expert in agricultural policy, development of social evolution, and issues concerning migrant workers. He started with the changes of the rural society, the first change concerns the structural shift for rural residents to move to cities, and second concerns the industrial shift from agriculture to manufacturing. The industrialization of rural areas, according to Professor LIU, brings about not only changes to public policies, but also institutions of land, industry, and culture. He shed light upon the mentality of the second generation of the former farmers and villagers, and he thought highly of the prospect of these second generation urban residents to bring concrete industrial revolution to the Chinese society. In conclusion, Professor LIU believes that the gap between the two generations of rural residents will determine the future of China, the dynamics of the urban areas, and the interaction between villages and cities.
Other experts commented this presentation.
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