CANCELLED The Art of Political Repression in China

Past event

LOCATION: Sturm 480


Talk: "The Art of Political Repression in China."

Autocrats often have grand designs for the countries they govern. In the name of modernization, development, and order they tear down slums, evict farmers from their land, dam rivers, erect model villages, and build new highways. How do autocrats implement these grand visions? When do people obey? When do they resist? This talk will examine several remarkable efforts by the Chinese Communist Party to control and remake Chinese society, from the One Child Policy to massive development projects that displace thousands.

Daniel Mattingly is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Yale University. His work examines the political economy of development and authoritarian politics with a focus on China.