The next two weeks we have the pleasure of welcoming:
Fabien Schuessler, MA student, University of Turku
Tourist Attraction and City Branding through old town renovation in the case of Chengdu
Domestic tourism in China has grown significantly, impacting consumption in China and affected by shifting travel motivations. Amidst strong inter-urban competition, Chinese cities are striving to adapt and cater to tourists' demands and promote themselves. Fabien explores how old town gentrification in the case of Chengdu as part of the city's place-making and branding strategies was successful at that.
Henrik Nykvist, MA student, University of Oslo
Working Title: National Policies to Promote the Employment of College Graduates in China
In recent years the increasing unemployment rate of college graduates has become a problematic challenge for the Chinese Communist Party. The policy National Policies to Promote the Employment of College Graduates in China was introduced in order to give specific guidelines to graduates as a means to deal with this issue. Henrik is currently investigating how Chinese graduate students from two different universities in China perceive and utilize this policy.