Rural Land Tenure System in China: History and Current Reform

January 24, 2019 | 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Cambridge, MA United States

Free, offered in English


China’s rural land tenure system has experienced continuous reforms since 1978, but has faced new challenges amid rapid urbanization. The institutional structure of the system is complicated and evolving. In this seminar, Professor Ye will trace the history of institutional and policy changes in China’s rural land tenure system, and discuss the current reform thinking of the central government. Professor Ye will also present the findings of a survey of arable land in 17 provinces, which was directed by him and was carried out continuously over the last 15 years.


Jianping Ye is chair professor and head of the Land & Real Estate Research Center in the School of Public Administration at Renmin University, China. He is an expert in land policy, land resource management, and real estate policy. He has led a number of research projects funded by the Chinese National Science Foundation, and served as advisor or consultant to several Chinese governmental agencies, including the Ministry of Natural Resources (formerly the Ministry of Land and Resources), the Ministry of Housing and Urban and Rural Development, the National Development and Reform Commission, and the Development Research Center of the State Council. He has also consulted for the World Bank. 


January 24, 2019
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Registration Period
January 21, 2019 - January 24, 2019
Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
113 Brattle St
Cambridge, MA United States
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