Poor China, Rich China: Poverty, Wealth, and Inequality
8:30 a.m.–6:00 p.m., UC Irvine School of Law, EDU 1111
Hosted by the UCI Long U.S.–China Institute, the School of Social Sciences, and the School of Humanities, this year's UC Irvine Annual China Conference brings together leading speakers from across the country to examine two polar sides of China's wealth spectrum. Rising China is imagined as a land of success, where living standards have shot up in a short space of time, and where a new middle class now thrives. This conference does something different: it examines two polar sides of the wealth spectrum, and asks: Why and how did the country’s economic reform produce a new rich and a new poor?