DescriptionBy examining comparatively two recent projects of university-led large-scale real estate development in South Korea and Singapore, this paper aims to problematise the widespread belief of East Asian urbanisation as a state-dominant process on the one hand, and university-led real estate projects as a neoliberal strategy that is conventionally understood in the West on the other. To this end, this paper uses qualitative research methods to investigate how and why East Asian universities participate in real estate development projects; how the universities pursue their material goals by negotiating with the state that is known to have led condensed urbanisation and industrialisation in East Asia. This paper concludes that speculative real estate development activities of East Asian universities are variegated based on their developmental legacies and need to be understood as more nuanced processes.
|Period||12 Nov 2021|
|Event title||National Chengchi University-Lingnan University International Research Seminar 2021: The Changing Context of Global Higher Education in the Post Pandemic|
|Location||Taipei, Taiwan, Province of China|
|Degree of Recognition||International|