Organizing in China: Communist Party of China, NGOs, and Beyond


Wednesday, March 21, 2012, 11:30am to 1:00pm


Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building

Elizabeth J. Perry, Harvard; Marshall Ganz, HKS; Anthony Saich, HKS
Co-sponsored by the Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations

About the Seminar
Professor Elizabeth Perry will start with a discussion of how the early leaders of the CPC practiced organizing as described in her forthcoming book, Anyuan: Mining China’s Revolutionary Tradition

Professor Marshall Ganz will then comment on this story from his framework of organizing and will share his perspective on organizing in China with reference to his experience in coaching organizing to 64 NGO leaders in Beijing last December. Ash Center Director and Professor Anthony Saich will comment on the application of Ganz’s framework in the Chinese context by referring to Perry’s research and other scenarios. Saich will conclude the event by facilitating a discussion among the speakers and the audience.