9 May 2012
4pm - 5.30pm
Venue: Case Room 2, Level 0, Owen G Glenn Building, 12 Grafton Road
Confucius Institute/School of Asian Studies joint seminar by Professor Yu Hai, Fudan University, Shanghai.
Shanghai is the largest city in China and one of the largest in the world. Both the national and the city government are eager for it to take its place in the ranks of global cities - centres of finance, culture, high-value-added services and technology. This paper will evaluate how this goal has been formulated and how it is being achieved, reflecting on what kind of city Shanghai actually is, how life is led there, and what kind of city it is becoming.