The “end of development” is a multi-layered framework. Empirically, has contemporary China reached the end of its developmental momentum, which has often correlated with its economic growth? Theoretically, situating China’s case in the existing literature on development, how should we assess China’s status? If China proves to be an exceptional case, can we then by extension announce an end to the existing theories on developmental states? Reflexively, contingent on the trajectory of development in China, how do the
conversations and speculation that arise during our conference matter in this process of globalized changes?
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