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Friday, May 27, 2011
The Sustainable Reconstruction in Rural Areas Damaged by the Earthquake--A Social Experiment in a Chinese Vallage
Public Talk: “The Sustainable Reconstruction in Rural Areas Damaged by the Earthquake--A Social Experiment in a Chinese Vallage”, by Luo Jar-Der Time: Saturday 2:30-4:00, May 21, 2011 Place: Nairobi Room, Graduate Community Center (2nd Floor), 750 Escondido Road, Stanford. Working Language: English and Chinese Soft Drinks and Light Refreshments will be served.
Japan’s recent massive earthquake and Tsunami reinvigorated public interest in post-earthquake reconstruction. Would China’s recent reconstruction efforts in Sichuan offer any lesson? Three years ago, the 8.0-magnitude earthquake that jolted Sichuan and the neighboring provinces on May 12th in 2008 has caused extensive damage to local society. The Tsinghua Sustainable Reconstruction Project aims at establishing a model for sustainable reconstruction in rural areas that emphasizes sustainability of the local ecology, economy, and social systems. Prof. Luo Jiar-Der, one of the principal participants in the Tsinghua Project will share with us how they endeavored to implement a reconstruction model combining private-public partnership and sustainable concepts into practice, incorporating scientific planning, balanced development, step-by-step implementation and self-reliance of local community.
Speaker: Luo Jar-Der 罗家德, Professor of Sociology, Tsinghua University, Beijing. He received his Ph.D. degree in sociology from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, and conducted Post-doctoral research in statistics from UC-Berkeley. Professor Luo taught in Yuan-Ze University in Taiwan for 9 years before he joined the sociology department of Tsinghua University in 2005, where he has worked ever since. Professor Luo published a series of articles on the roles of social networks in Taiwan business activities. His current interests include community organizations and urbanization in China.