ASC-Tagung 2015: Programm


Research Network „Governance in China“ and Association for Social Science Research on China (ASC) Joint International Conference, November 20-21, 2015
Organized by: Department of Chinese Studies, University of Würzburg
Conference Venue: Novotel Würzburg

Dear chairs, commentators and authors, please note:
The commentators of the papers have about 20 minutes for their commentaries including a short (!) summary of the papers. The authors can reply to the commentaries first (max 10 minutes) before the discussion is then opened for all. The chairs will be responsible for the time management in order to ensure enough time for the general discussion.

Friday, 20 November 2015

13:00 – 13:15 Opening Remarks
Doris Fischer (Würzburg University)
13:15 – 15:15 Session I: Urbanizing for Modernity: Framing China’s Next Rural Transformation
Chair: Elena Meyer-Clement, Uni Tübingen
Commentaries by Gunter Schubert (Tübingen University) on
1. Lior Rosenberg (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
Economic Development, State Planning and Social Engineering: Constructing Rural Communities in Chenggu County
2. Rene Trappel (Freiburg University)
Recreating the Countryside to Improve Incomes: New Actors in Chinese Agriculture
Replies and Discussion
15:15 – 16:00 Coffee break
16:00 – 18:00 Session II Political Consequences of Social Stratification in Contemporary China
Chair: Bu Maoliang (Nanjing University)
Commentaries by Christian Göbel (Vienna University) on
1. Björn Alpermann/ Katja Yang (Würzburg University)
Social Mobility and Political Attitudes in Contemporary China: Results from a Three-City Survey
2. Alvin Y. So (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)
Rising Class Conflict, Resilient Communist Party-State: Interpreting the Chinese Puzzle
Replies and Discussion
19:00 Dinner
Location: Novotel Würzburg

Saturday, 21 November 2015

8:50 Arrival
9:00 – 11:15 Session III Green Industrial Policies and Standards
Chair: Dorota Roszkowska (University of Białystok)
Commentaries by Heike Holbig (Frankfurt University), Jost Wübbeke (Merics) and Bettina Blümling (University of Glasgow) on
1. Susann Grune (Würzburg University)
Standard Lobbying and Building Energy Efficiency in China – The Fire Standard for Chinese Houses as a Lobbying Case
2. Sabrina Weithmann (Würzburg University)
Electric Vehicle Technology: A Turnaround to Standard-setting in the Automotive Sector?
3. Bu Maoliang (Nanjing University)
Environmental Regulation and the Relocation of Polluting Plants in China: Differences between Foreign and Domestic Firms?
Replies and Discussion
11:15 – 11:30 Break
11:30 – 13:15 Session V: Changing State-Society Relations II: Social protection
Chair: Alvin Y. So (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)
Commentary Thomas Heberer (Duisburg University) and Taru Salmenkari (Leiden University) on
1. Armin Müller (Göttingen University)/ Matthias Stepan (Merics)
Functional Differentiation and the Heritage of Fragmentation in China’s Social Insurance System
2. Elisa Hörhager (Frankfurt University)
Natural Disasters as Social Cataclysms: New Dynamics in Civil Society and State-Society Relations
Replies and Discussion
13:15 – 14:15 Lunch break
14:15 – 16:30 Session IV Changing State-Society Relations I: Environmental Protection
Chair: Lior Rosenberg (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
Commentaries by Katja Levy (Free University Berlin), Eva Sternfeld (Free University Berlin) and Doris Fischer (Würzburg University) on
1. Ines Sieckmann (Heidelberg University)
Networking amongst Chinese NGOs: The Example of the China Climate Action Network (CCAN)
2. Maria Bondes (GIGA Institute of Asian Studies)
Beyond Localized Environmental Contention: The Role of Diffusion for Anti-Incineration Contention in Hebei’s Panguanying Village
3. Anna Ahlers /Shen Yongdong (University of Oslo)
Breathe Easy? Local Nuances of Authoritarian Environmentalism in China’s Battle against Air Pollution
Replies and Discussion
16:30 – 16:40 Wrap up (Björn Alpermann and Doris Fischer, Uni Würzburg)
16:40 – 17:00 Coffee break
17:00 – 18:00 ASC-meeting (alternatively: guided tour Würzburg for international guests in English language with Würzburg guide Antje Hansen)
19:00 Conference Dinner
Location: Bürgerspital