Yu Jianrong

于建嵘
Years of Stay at HYI: 
Sep 2004 to Jun 2005

Yu Jianrong received his PhD in 2001 in Legal Studies from Central China Normal University’s Rural Studies Research Center and joined the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences Rural Development Institute (Beijing, China) in October 2001 as a full research fellow. He currently serves as Professor and Director of the Rural Development Institute’s Social Issues Research Center. He is the author of a prize-winning book on rural Chinese political change (岳村政治 -- 转型期中国乡村政治结构的变迁, Politics of Yue Village: Changes in the Political Structure in China’s Rural Villages in the Transition Period) and numerous influential works on rural protests and organized crime in the countryside.