Inequality in China and India Conference


Editors Note: This is an archived blog post from 26/4/2013


“Rising Powers/Inequalities: China and India”

A Round Table Discussion

AHRC ResearchNetwork on Inequality, Social Science and History

Brooks WorldPoverty Institute, University of Manchester

22 May 2013, Samuel Alexander Building A202 1-4.40pm

(Sandwich Lunch 1-2pm)

Despite their differences, India and China’s transition to the status of middle-income countries sees them facing an identical challenge: coping with significant increases in levels of income inequality. This roundtable will explore the dynamics of inequality in both countries in interdisciplinary perspective, with a particular focus on asking how do the distinct (but related) historical trajectories of China and India have contributed to shaping contemporary inequalities in both, and their implications for the future.


Round-table speakers:

Prof. Vivienne Shue, Emeritus Professor of Contemporary China Studies and Fellow of St. Antony’s College

Prof. Kunal Sen, Professor of Development Economics and Policy, IDPM and BWPI, Manchester

Dr. Eleanor Newbigin, Lecturer in the History of Modern South Asia, School of Oriental and African Studies

Dr. Pierre Fuller, Lecturer in East Asian History, Manchester

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