Dr. Chengzhi Yi is Associate Professor of Political Science, School of Political Science and Public Management, East China University of Political Science and Law. He is Academic Visitor at the China Centre, University of Oxford, funded by Chinese Scholarship Council from 2013 to 2014. He gained his PhD degree in Political Theory from East China Normal University in 2008 and was a postdoctoral researcher in Fudan University from 2008 to 2011.
His research interests are in the areas of political sociology and public policy. His specific research interests cover the peasants’ citizenship, state-society relationship, public service supply and urban governance, currently focusing on two projects, one is about accelerated urbanization and the highlighting of peasants’ rights protection in China, and the other is about the function mechanism of public service resources allocation in metropolitan rural-urban fringe zones.
He is the author of the two books “Social Transformation and Governance Growth: Analysis on Shanghai Metropolitan Governance in the New Period” (Beijing: Law press, 2009 )based on his doctoral work and “Urbanization, State-building and Peasants’ Citizenship Analysis in Contemporary China” (Beijing: Central Compilation & Translation Press, 2013)based on his postdoctoral work. He was awarded the First Prize of the 10th Shanghai Municipal Excellent Achievements in Philosophy and Social Science in 2010 for the book “Social Transformation and Governance Growth”.
Talk title: How Public Service Resources Are Allocated in Metropolitan Rural-urban Fringe Zones