Moving Toward an Inclusive Housing Policy
Migrants’ Access to Subsidized Housing in China

Date: 9/17/2021

Time: 3:30 pm - 4:45 pm EST

Presenter: Dr. Youqin Huang

Professor | Department of Geography and Planning | State University of New York

Director | Confucius Institute | State University of New York


Due to the discriminatory Household Registration (Hukou) System, urban migrants in China have been denied welfare benefits. The Chinese government has been promoting inclusive urbanization, yet, its impact on migrants is not clear. This talk examines whether housing is becoming more inclusive to migrants in Chinese cities.
Cosponsored by the UB Department of Geography and Confucius Institute


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Follow the Women 
A Nursing Historian’s Reflections on China’s Experience with SARS-COV2

Date: 9/20/2021

Time: 12:00 - 1:30 pm EST

Presenter: Dr. Nicole Elizabeth Barnes

Assistant Professor |  Departments of History and Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies | Duke University


Nicole Barnes begins this talk with a history of the formation of professional nursing in China in the 1930s and 40s. She uses her understanding of this history to inform analysis of the place of women in China’s medical profession today, with a focus on China’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Cosponsored by the UB Gender Institute, Department of History and Confucius Institute


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Bad Dragon?
Why China Has the Best (and Worst) Education System in the World

Date: 9/28/2021

Time: 3:30 - 5:00 pm EST

Presenter: Dr. Yong Zhao

Foundation Distinguished Professor |  School of Education, University of Kansas


In this presentation, Dr. Yong Zhao offers an entertaining, provocative insider’s account of the Chinese school system, revealing the secrets that make it both “the best and worst” in the world. Born and raised in China’s Sichuan province and a teacher in China for many years, Zhao has a unique perspective on Chinese culture and education. He explains in vivid detail how China turns out the world’s highest-achieving students in reading, math, and science—yet by all accounts Chinese educators, parents, and political leaders hate the system and long to send their kids to western schools. This presentation is based on his book Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Dragon?: Why China Has the Best (and Worst) Education System in the World.


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