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Three Decades of Reform and Opening Up: The Retrospect and Prospects of West China Development
Address:Lanzhou, Gansu, China
Three Decades of Reform and Opening Up: The Retrospect and Prospects of West China Development
The 6th Annual Conference of the Consortium for Western China Development Studies
Lanzhou, Gansu, China
July 23-24, 2009
·         The Consortium for Western China Development Studies
·         Lanzhou University
·         Gansu Provincial Government
·         GTZ - German Technical Cooperation
·         The Chinese Economists Society
Lanzhou University,  Gansu Provincial Government, the Consortium for Western China Development Studies, and GTZ will co-organize an International Conference on “Three Decades of Reform and Opening Up: The Retrospect and Prospects of West China Development” on July 23-24, 2009, in Lanzhou, China.  The conference is also co-sponsored by the Chinese Economists Society.
The organizers expect 100-200 participants from universities, research institutions, government agencies and business sectors within and outside of China to attend this conference.  Many well-known economists from China, the U.S., Europe and other countries have been invited to participate. The conference is expected (1) to serve as a platform for scholars and government officials to exchange their research and development plans on Western China; (2) to submit policy recommendations on under-developed regions to the central government; and (3) to publish a conference proceedings from selected papers presented at the conference. 
The conference will be carried out in the following three fields:
1. The economic development problems related to ecology, resources and environment in western China
2. The reviews and prospects of western China development in past 10years
3. The assessment of policies and projects during western China development.
The conference themes will include, but not be limited to, the following topics:
l      The achievements and lessons from the three decades of reform and opening up in western China
l      The objectives of western China development in the 12th Five Year Plan
l  Modernization of agriculture and the development of new rural communities in Western China
l  The sustainable development of resources and environment in Western China
l  The comparative studies of investment efficiency and Effectiveness in eastern and western China
l      Women’s Role in Western China development
l      Preserving Cultural Diversity in Under-developed Regions
l      Economic Development for National Minorities in Under-developed Regions
l      The industrial transfer between the eastern and western China and the choices of industrialization in western China.
l      Improving Human Resources and Education in Western China
l      Enhancing Public Healthcare in Western China
l      Assessments of  ten years of Western China Development
l      Poverty Alleviation through Migration in Western China
l      NGOs' Role in Western China Development
l      The opportunities and challenges of western China development under globalization
l      The development choices of western China under the International financial crisis
Abstract Submission
Interested participants should send an abstract of no longer than 250 words to the Program Committee at westchina2009@umich.edu  along with the name, title, affiliation, and contact information of the author (s), or use the online submission form at http://chinadatacenter.org/westchina2009/.
April 1, 2009 - Deadline for abstracts (extended to April 15)
April 15, 2009 - Notification of paper acceptance
June 30, 2009 - Deadline for completed papers
Registration Fee for the Conference
Registration before May 15, 2009: US$60.00.
Registration after May 15, 2009: US$80.00.
Full-time student: US$30.00.
Please make the payment payable to “The Chinese Economists Society”.
Post-Conference Field Trip:
There will be a post-conference field trip after the conference. Please find more details from the conference web site at http://chinadatacenter.org/westchina2009/. For updated information.
Contact Information:      

Local Contact:
Prof. Wenjiang Chen, Ke Lin
The Center for the Socioeconomic Development and Assessment
Lanzhou University
222 S Tianshui Rd.
Lanzhou, Gansu 730000
P.R. China
T:(86)931-8910943;  13519640209
China Office:
The Consortium for Western China Development Studies
Prof. Yiqian Wang
Institute of West China Development
P.O. Box 391
Sichuan University
Chengdu, 610065
P. R. China
TEL: 86-28-85401227
U.S. Office:
The Consortium for Western China Development Studies
China Data Center
University of Michigan
Suite 301
E Huron St
Ann Arbor, MI 48104-1690
TEL: 734-647-9610
FAX: 734-763-0335

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