A conversation with the Chinese author Yang Zhipeng. He is the author of several novels and short story collections based in contemporary Chinese society.
Once dubbed a ‘basket case’ and struggling with mass starvation, poor infrastructure, gender disparity, political turmoil, and aid dependency, Bangladesh has over the past 45 years made remarkable progress. Changes are visible in all spheres of life, including culture, society and politics.
And yet the country still faces significant challenges, including continued inequality, climate change, rising authoritarianism, and corruption.
Set against this backdrop, this workshop will address the country's political cultures and its democracy. The workshop is part of a wider interest in political culture and democracy in South Asia.
The Bangladesh Studies Network Conference
Ahead of Bangladesh’s next national election (to be held in December 2018), this workshop brings together a panel of Bangladeshi experts to examine the countrys' progress and challenges.