China's Rustbelt? The Decline of Northeast China
All are welcome at the first Geography seminar of the semester, featuring UofL Geography visiting professor, Dr. Zhangxian Feng from the School of Geographical Sciences at China's Northeast Normal University.
Northeast China used to be the largest and most booming industrialized area in China. Today the whole region has experienced a dramatic economic slowdown and population exodus since the economic reform and opening up of China beginning in 1978.
Dr. Feng and his team have been researching the dynamics and underlying processes of Northeast China's decline, and pursuing revitalization strategies for this region.