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Urban China

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Edition:
1st
ISBN13:

9780745653594

ISBN10:
0745653596
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
4/22/2013
Publisher(s):
Polity
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Summary

Currently there are more than 125 Chinese cities with a population exceeding one million. The unprecedented urban growth in China presents a crucial development for studies on globalization and urban transformation. This concise and engaging book examines the past trajectories, present conditions, and future prospects of Chinese urbanization, by investigating five key themes - governance, migration, landscape, inequality, and cultural economy. Based on a comprehensive evaluation of the literature and original research materials, Ren offers a critical account of the Chinese urban condition after the first decade of the twenty-first century. She argues that the urban-rural dichotomy that was artificially constructed under socialism is no longer a meaningful lens for analyses and that Chinese cities have become strategic sites for reassembling citizenship rights for both urban residents and rural migrants. The book is essential reading for students and scholars of urban and development studies with a focus on China, and all interested in understanding the relationship between state, capitalism, and urbanization in the global context.

Author Biography

Xuefei Ren is assistant professor of sociology and global urban studies at Michigan State University.

Table of Contents

Preface
Chapter 1 China Urbanized
Chapter 2 Governance
Chapter 3 Landscape
Chapter 4 Migration
Chapter 5 Inequality
Chapter 6 Cultural Economy
Conclusion


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