NCHR Occasional Paper Series #4 2015
Anne Christine Lie graduated from the University of Oslo in 2014. Her master thesis is titled Rethinking Rural Resistance in China: A Case Study of the 2011 Wukan Incident in Guandong province.
This thesis is a qualitative study of how the Wukan case, in which people protested the illegal sale of their farmland, can contribute to our understanding of rural unrest in China. The thesis considers this through the theory of rightful resistance, as put forth by Kevin O’Brien and Li Lianjiang.
Anne Christine Lie was affiliated with the NCHR through the China Programme, from which she received a master student scholarship.