China managed to maintain some economic activity during the lockdown, but at what cost and under what conditions?
Manon Laurent is a doctoral candidate in sociology at Université de Paris and in political science at Concordia University, in Montreal. Her work explores state-society relations in urban China. Her thesis focuses on how the commodification of educational resources and the integration of China into a global normative space transform parents into political actors. She has taught at Nanjing University, Concordia University, and the Université de Paris. She has published in the journal Urbanités and in two collective volumes, Disciplines scolaires et cultures politiques (PUR, 2018) and Social Welfare in India and China: A Comparative Perspective (Palgrave Macmillan, 2020).