Village governance and its implementation in China
Miss Tong, Irene Lik Kay (Principal investigator)
Professor Benewick (Co-principal investigator)
HKU Project Code
UK/Hong Kong Joint Research Scheme
To consider the changing nature of the relationship between the village committee and township government. In particular we are interested to find out whether this is one of partnership, guidance or control. To discover why few women are elected to village committees and village representative assemblies; what kind of women get elected, and what constraints elected women village committee members face in performing their official duties and in putting forward gender issues. To look at the distribution of village surplus. In particular we seek to find out the uses to which that surplus is put, such as infrastructure, welfare and re-investment, and who benefits.