Lanchih Po

Associate Adjunct Professor
International & Area Studies | East Asian Languages and Cultures
101 Stephens Hall

Po Lanchih is an associate adjunct professor at the Institute of International and Area Studies and the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at UC Berkeley. She received her doctorate from the Department of City and Regional Planning at UC Berkeley in 2001, and then she taught at Peking University in Beijing from 2001 to 2006. Her research interests encompass divergent developmental paths in China's transitional economies, including the influence of Taiwanese direct investment on local institutional change, the globalization of producer services and the formation of China's city-regions, and the socio-economic transformations associated with China's (sub)urbanization process. Representative publications include "Repackaging Globalization: A Case Study of the Advertising Industry in China" in Geoforum (2006); and "Redefining Rural Collectives in China: Land Conversion and the Emergence of Rural Shareholding Cooperatives" in Urban Studies (2008).