CIESIN welcomes Shi Guoquing of Hohai University. Pictured left to right, Jichuan Sheng, CIESIN visiting scholar; Dean Shi; senior research associate Alex de Sherbinin; director Robert Chen; deputy director Marc Levy.
Shi Guoqing of Hohai University in China visited CIESIN July 29 to discuss research on resettlement programs in China. He is director of the National Center for Research on Resettlement (NCRC) and the dean of the Public Administration School at Hohai, where he served as an academic advisor to current CIESIN visiting scholar Jichuan Sheng. CIESIN senior research associate Alex de Sherbinin is a visiting professor at Hohai and a senior advisor to NCRC. Dean Shi gave a presentation on China’s resettlement programs for the Three Gorges Dam and the South-North Water Transfer Project, among other major projects. Since the 1950’s, approximately 200 million people have been resettled in China because of large infrastructure projects.