Discovery Projects - Grant ID: DP150103544 [ 2015 - 2017 ]

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Researchers Prof Wanning Sun

Brief description China’s global ascendancy seems unstoppable. But its economic reforms have made China one of the world’s most unequal countries. To a significant extent, the nation’s stability – and global prosperity – now rest precariously on the goodwill of more than 260 million mostly disadvantaged rural migrant workers, and how they feel and act. But how do they experience inequality? How does inequality shape their most intimate feelings? This project will demonstrate unequivocally that love and romance are far from ‘trivial’ for these individuals – that studying them is not a retreat to the merely personal, but rather promises vital new ways of understanding inequality.

Funding Amount 183256

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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