Created in the 1950s, the hukou (户口 household registration) system has been a foundational institution of the People’s Republic of China. This talk discusses the basic nature, four functions, key consequences, and recent changes of this system.
Fei-Ling Wang, Ph.D. (University of Pennsylvania), is a professor at the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, Georgia Institute of Technology (email: firstname.lastname@example.org). He has taught at the U.S. Military Academy (West Point) and the U.S. Air Force Academy (USAFA) and held visiting and adjunct positions in China, France, Italy, Japan, Korea, Macau, and Singapore. He is the author of six books (two co-edited) and has published over 70 book chapters and articles. He has appeared in news media such as Al Jazeera, AP, BBC, Businessweek, CNN, Radio China International, Financial Times, The New York Times, The South China Morning Post, UPI, The Wall Street Journal, and the Xinhua News Agency. Wang has had numerous research grants including Minerva Chair grant, Fulbright Senior Scholar grant and Hitachi Fellowship. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.