China Geography Specialty Group Keynote Session: Chinese cities’ comparative engagement with "elsewhere"

Type: Virtual Panel
Sponsor Groups: China Specialty Group
Poster #:
Day: 4/8/2021
Start / End Time: 8:00 AM / 9:15 AM (PDT)
Room: Virtual 46
Organizers: Shenjing He
Chairs: Shenjing He


An alternative "global" urban studies: Chinese cities’ comparative engagement with "elsewhere"

The 2021 annual CGSG Keynote Session is honored to host three distinguished speakers, Professors Jennifer Robinson (UCL), Philip Harrison (Witwatersrand), and Fulong Wu (UCL), who are renowned for their seminal works on urban geography and urban studies. Professor Jennifer Robinson will first present an overview of the governing of future cities and comparative urbanism, with a focus on what we can learn from/with the Chinese case. Professor Philip Harrison will present his projects on Johannesburg/BRICS city-region, with a focus on how these studies engage with Chinese experience and scholarship, along with different lines of connection and problematics from a comparative perspective. Professor Fulong Wu will then reflect on how can China studies inform wider urban studies and how can a comparative analysis bring insights into urban China studies. Chinese urban studies could then be seen as reciprocally engaged with scholarship from other urban contexts in generating wider conceptualisations of urbanisation and urban processes.


Type Details Minutes Start Time
Introduction Shenjing He The University of Hong Kong 10 8:00 AM
Panelist Jennifer Robinson University College London 15 8:10 AM
Panelist Philip Harrison 15 8:25 AM
Discussant Fulong Wu University College London 15 8:40 AM

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