Mark W. Frazier is a Professor of Politics at The New School, where he also serves as Academic Director of the India China Institute. He teaches and writes about social policy in China and efforts to reduce inequalities. His recent research draws comparisons between China and India in terms of how each has coped with challenges related to inequality and urbanisation. He is the author of Socialist Insecurity: Pensions and the Politics of Uneven Development in China (2010) and The Making of the Chinese Industrial Workplace (2002). His latest book is The Power of Place: Contentious Politics in Twentieth-Century Shanghai and Bombay (2019).
Shanghai and Mumbai are leading centres of manufacturing and finance. In The Power of Place: Contentious Politics in Twentieth-Century Shanghai and Bombay (Cambridge University Press 2019), Mark Frazier adopts a comparative historical lens to chronicle the political biographies of these metropolises, reconstructing an impressive series of riots, strikes, and protests that shook the two cities […]