UKNA lecture

Kolkata in her maiden collection of shorts - GARIAHAT JUNCTION


Thursday, 20 October, 2016 - 15:30 to 16:30

In this lecture, Dr Rituparna Roy will speak about the presence of Kolkata in her maiden collection of shorts - GARIAHAT JUNCTION. It is a collection of ten stories, of contemporary Indian women who have reached a critical juncture in their lives. Set primarily in post liberalized, post-millennial Kolkata, it mostly explores the lives of middle-class Bengali women in or from the city. Kolkata is just not a backdrop in GARIAHAT JUNCTION; it is also one of the characters, one of the threads that bind the stories together.

The Community Home-based Care Service for the Aged. Practice and Exploration of Shanghai


Thursday, 4 December, 2014 (All day)

Lunch lecture by UKNA fellow Dr Gao Hui.

With the increasing demand for services of the elderly, the gradual weakening of more traditional family care functions and the increasing scarcity of institutional supply, the community home-based care service for the aged is becoming the dominant and an effective model in China.

Economic Development and Restructuring of the Urban Space in Shanghai after 1979


Monday, 29 September, 2014 (All day)

Since the late 1970s, the Chinese ‘reform and opening-up policy’ has guided China’s transition from a planned economy to a market economy. Fast-paced economic growth and urbanization, interacting with market-oriented reforms in land resources allocation, have caused profound spatial restructuring of Chinese cities. As the biggest and most prosperous city of China, Shanghai is the best example to illustrate these changes.

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