On Thursday 1 November Prof Hyun Bang Shin is giving a lecture on ‘China’s Urbanisation and Gentrification as State Project’ at the Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages, University of Oslo.

Hyun’s lecture discusses how gentrification has become a state project in key metropolises of China resulting in not only the mass displacement of low-income land users from existing neighbourhoods subject to redevelopment and land assembly, but also a city-wide policy to stigmatise vulnerable and low-end populations. Read more