Mandarin Forum: Rural Housing Land Right Registry and Rural Households in China


Conveners: School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies & Faculty of Oriental Studies

Speaker: Dr. Yuling Wu

With the rapid growth of urbanization, more and more deserted villages have emerged and rural housing land is wasted in China. The inefficient use of rural housing land has led to the expansion of rural dwellings, which has caused the loss and deterioration of rural residential environment. In order to shape the transition of rural housing land and reallocate the unused rural housing land by market means, the Chinese government has proposed a series of policies to set up a registry of rural housing land since 2010. We conducted in-depth interviews with 265 rural households from rural areas in Wuhan, Hubei to explore the rural households’ understanding of such policies.  

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Dr. Yuling Wu, Visiting Academic at School of Cross-Disciplinary and Areas Studies, University of Oxford, is an associate professor of Land Resources Management at Central China Normal University. She has participated and taken charge of many research projects, including national research projects such as the National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars of China, the National Natural Science Foundation of China, and the Project of Humanities and Social Sciences of the Chinese Ministry of Education.