November 29, Victor Yuan, “Public Opinion and Public Policy in China: Insights from the Dataway Horizon”

East Asia Workshop: Politics, Economy and Society presents

 

Public Opinion and Public Policy in China: Insights from Dataway Horizon”

Victor Yuan

Chairman

Dataway Horizon

Moderated by Prof. Dali Yang

Department of Political Science, University of Chicago

4:30-6:00p.m., Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Pick Lounge, 5828 South University Ave.

*Light refreshments will be served*

Description

Dr. Victor Yuan leads Dataway Horizon (former Horizon Research Consultancy Group, 零点研究调查集团), one of China’s leading public opinion and polling firms. With a solid experience in data collection and analysis for more than 20 years, Victor has successfully applied socially oriented polling work to encourage policy makers to increase NGO services for homeless people, to revamp HIV/AIDS prevention programs, to assist migrant workers integrate into urban communities, and to improve human rights environments inside factories. Victor has also been leading an international effort to enhance the transparency of the Chinese government by overseeing annual assessments of public officials in China. During this event, Victor will be talking about his experience doing polls in China, as well as providing us fresh data and insights on Chinese public opinion and policies.

About Dataway Horizon

Dataway Horizon is an international organization based in China providing data intelligence service. It has carried out multiple practices in providing various services to the governments, large enterprises, start-ups, and non-governmental organizations both domestically and internationally. Also, Dataway Horizon fastens attention on innovative services and products under the Internet economy, and exhausts capabilities in data mining and analyzing merged data streams to support the clients’ strategies with respect to economic, social, cultural development and policy-making.

About the Speaker

Dr. Victor Yuan is the chairman of the board, founder, and president of Dataway Horizon, which he founded in 1992. He has had 20 years of experience in professional marketing, social research and policy analysis, and management consulting. Beyond these, Dr. Yuan serves as president of the Beijing Consulting Association, vice president for China Marketing Research Association, representative of the Association of Management Consulting Firms in China, and adjunct professor for Tsinghua, Nankai, and Southwest Jiaotong universities.

Dr. Yuan holds a Ph.D. in sociology from Peking University and an MPA from the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.

*To see the full autumn 2016 schedule: Autumn Schedule

*Questions and concerns can be addressed to the student coordinator Yinxian Zhang (zyxzhang@uchicago.edu)

Faculty sponsors:

Xi Song (Sociology), Dali Yang (Political Science), and Dingxin Zhao (Sociology)


The East Asia Workshop is sponsored by the Council on Advanced Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences. Persons with disabilities who believe they may need assistance please contact the student coordinator in advance.

 

November 15, Wen Xie, “The Making of the Chinese Rustbelt: Work, Welfare and Industrial Transformation in Northeast China, 1949-2015”

East Asia Workshop: Politics, Economy and Society presents 

 

The Making of the Chinese Rustbelt: Work, Welfare and Industrial Transformation in Northeast China, 1949-2015”

Wen Xie

PhD Student, Department of Sociology

University of Chicago

4:30-6:00p.m., Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Pick Lounge, 5828 South University Ave.

*Light refreshments will be served*

Abstract

My ongoing dissertation project examines the entanglement of historical legacies, human lives, and global/national politico-economic transformations in northeast China, the once socialist heavy industrial heartland that is now the epitome of the Chinese “rustbelt.” Existing literature focuses either on characteristics of social protests or the economic development outcome. Bridging the economic and political dimensions of the transformation, my approach centers on generational experiences as a nexus between the country’s socialist past and capitalist/neoliberal present to illuminate the complexities of how historical legacies have interacted with globalization, shifting national policy priorities and local institutions, and channeled into the present market economy and non-socialist welfare system. I place the life experience of a generation spanning Mao’s era (1949-1976), market reform (1977-1992), and the country’s neoliberal turn (1992-2015), the center of this industrial heartland’s transformation. This project draws on ethnographic observations, interviews and archival data from multiple places in the region. At the workshop, I will present my overarching theoretical framework, research design and preliminary empirical findings.

About the speaker:

Wen Xie is a 5th year PhD student in sociology. She is broadly interested in economic sociology, comparative historical sociology, regional political economy, and labor issues. A central interest driving her past and ongoing projects is politico-economic transformations and social consequences in China since 1949.

* To see the full Autumn 2016 schedule: Autumn 2016 Schedule

* Questions and concerns can be addressed to the student coordinator Yinxian Zhang (zyxzhang@uchicago.edu)

Faculty sponsors:

Xi Song (Sociology), Dali Yang (Political Science), and Dingxin Zhao (Sociology)


The East Asia Workshop is sponsored by the Council on Advanced Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences. Persons with disabilities who believe they may need assistance please contact the student coordinator in advance.