Webinar Series : 3

Chinese Society under Covid-19: Coping Strategies

Chinese Society under Covid-19: Coping Strategies

03.06.2021 - 03.06.2021

16.00-17.30 (Paris Time)

Zoom Webinar


Organizers: IFRAE (UMR 8043 – Inalco, University of Paris, CNRS) and the University of Liege (Faculty of Social Sciences, Faculty of Philosophy and Letters and Institute of Social Sciences Research).

Webinar series on "China in a time of pandemics: politics, culture and society"


Scientific coordination: Dr. Sébastien Colin (EURICS/IFRAE, Paris) and Prof. Éric Florence (University of Liege)

Speakers: Prof. HU Ming (Nanjing University), Prof. Scott Rozelle (Stanford University) and Prof. Mark Sidel (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Chair and discussant: Prof. Isabelle Thireau (EHESS/CNRS, Paris)



HU Ming is an assistant professor in social work and social policy at Nanjing University, Nanjing, China. His research interests include nonprofit management, philanthropic studies, and community development. His recent articles were published in Administration & SocietyNonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, and Voluntas: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations.  

Scott Rozelle is the Helen F. Farnsworth Senior Fellow and the co-director of Stanford Center on China’s Economy and Institutions in the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research at Stanford University. He received his BS from the University of California, Berkeley, and his MS and PhD from Cornell University. Previously, Rozelle was a professor at the University of California, Davis and an assistant professor in Stanford’s Food Research Institute and department of economics. His research focuses almost exclusively on China and is concerned with: agricultural policy, including the supply, demand, and trade in agricultural projects; the emergence and evolution of markets and other economic institutions in the transition process and their implications for equity and efficiency; and the economics of poverty and inequality, with an emphasis on rural education, health and nutrition. Rozelle’s papers have been published in top academic journals, including ScienceNatureAmerican Economic Review, and the Journal of Economic Literature

Mark Sidel is Doyle-Bascom Professor of Law and Public Affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and consultant for Asia at the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL). He works on issues of civil society and regulation in China, India, Vietnam and the US and is working on a volume for Brookings on China’s changing relationship with international nonprofit and philanthropic community. Earlier he served with the Ford Foundation in program positions in Beijing, Hanoi, Bangkok, and New Delhi. In addition to scholarly and policy articles, his most recent books are: Regulatory Waves: Comparative Perspectives on State Regulation and Self-Regulation in the Nonprofit Sector (Cambridge University Press, 2016, ed. with Oonagh Breen and Alison Dunn) and Central-Local Relations in Asian Constitutional Systems (Hart Publishing, 2015, ed. with Andrew Harding).

Isabelle Thireau is Professor of Sociology at the School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences (EHESS, Paris) and Research Director at the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS). Affiliated with the Center for Studies on Modern and Contemporary China (CECMC – CCJ), her interests include the sociology of norms, sense of justice and intermediary public spaces in China with fieldworks in Guangdong, Anhui, Beijing and Tianjin. Her most recent books are Les Ruses de la démocratie. Protester en Chine contemporaine (with Hua Linshan, Seuil, 2010) ; De proche en proche. Ethnographie des formes d’association en Chine contemporaine (Peter Lang, 2013) ; Des lieux en commun. Une ethnographie des rassemblements publics en Chine, (Editions des hautes études en sciences sociales, 2020).

In collaboration with the Center for Studies on Modern and Contemporary China (CECMC, EHESS/CNRS, Paris). 


This webinar is part of the Webinar Series China in a Time of Pandemics: Politics, Culture and Society.