Title

The role of 'university graduate village official' in Chinese village self-governance

Document Type

Presentation

Source Publication

The 8th Annual Conference of The Asian Studies Association of Hong Kong (ASAHK) : Transformations, Development and Culture in Asia : Multidisciplinary Perspectives

Publication Date

3-9-2013

Publisher

Hong Kong Institute of Education

Abstract

This research aims to examine the progress, problems and prospects of the 'university graduate village officials' programme. The programme has been practiced in some Chinese localities since 2005 as a political experiment and the Chinese Communist Party intends to make it as part of the establishment. Today different provinces carry out the programme in slightly different ways and have different progress. The programme aims to put university graduates into Chinese rural areas as helping local social and economic developments. Nevertheless, this research argues that the nature of the programme has actually infringed the principle of village self-governance.

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Recommended Citation

Chan, C.-p. (2013, March). The role of 'university graduate village official' in Chinese village self-governance. Paper presented at the 8th Annual Conference of The Asian Studies Association of Hong Kong (ASAHK): Transformations, Development and Culture in Asia: Multidisciplinary Perspectives, Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong.