On Thursday 1 November 2018, I had the pleasure of giving an invited lecture on ‘China’s Urbanisation and Gentrification as State Project’ at the Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages, University of Oslo.

My lecture discussed how gentrification has become a state project in key metropolises of China resulting in not only the mass displacement of low-income land users from existing neighbourhoods subject to redevelopment and land assembly, but also a city-wide policy to stigmatise vulnerable and low-end populations. Read more.