Jonathan Unger

Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs, College of Asia & the Pacific

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Jonathan Unger is a Professor in the Political & Social Change Department and co-editor (with Anita Chan) of The China Journal, one of the world's leading journals on modern China. His research interests include social stratification in China; rural Chinese social, political and economic change; poverty alleviation and development; urbanisation; workers and factory life; Chinese nationalism; and Cultural Revolution history. In the early 1970s he had served in Asia as a foreign correspondent covering China. Since coming to ANU, he has spent about seven months investigating poverty alleviation projects in rural China in behalf of Australia's aid agency and the Asia Development Bank. He has published about seventy-five refereed papers and fifteen books, including Education Under Mao: Class and Competition in Canton Schools (1982), The Transformation of Rural China (2002) and, as co-author, Chen Village: Revolution to Globalization (2009).

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