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The East Asia Center hosts a broad array of events covering the arts, humanities and social sciences. These events range from academic lectures by professors from the U.S. and East Asia to film festivals featuring documentary and feature films.
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Feeding a Billion: China's Food System and Emerging Grassroots Food Movements
Wednesday June 19, 2013
Jasmine Zhang, Ross Doll, Alana Kim
606 Maynard Ave S, rm 105 (Urban Food Link office)
China's population of 1.4 billion is fed by a system of agriculture and food production fairly unique in the world. As the country's young capitalist economy grows by leaps and bounds, that food system is also changing dramatically. In the past few years, after a period of heavily urban-focused policy and in response to rural social crisis, the government has been turning its attention more towards its rural foundations. The combination of a ravenously expanding market and the government's attempts to moderate its effects has brought China's agriculture and food systems to a pivotal moment. Join us Wednesday, June 19th to learn about China's current system of agriculture, the changing conditions of rural life, the role of land access in those changes, and the types of grassroots food movements responding to this crisis of agriculture and the rural.
Speakers: Alana Kim, CAGJ organizer, Jackson School Honors student, & Fritz Scholar studying CSAs in China; Jasmine Zhang, CAGJ organizer & Jackson Leadership Awardee studying China's rural cooperatives; Ross Doll, China Studies MA & 2013 Fulbright scholar studying the effects of China's rural cooperative policy
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