Urban Transformation in China

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2004-07-28
  • Publisher: Routledge

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This book provides a general description and evaluation of the process of urbanization in China and the urgent challenges facing the Chinese government. Urban Transformation in China draws on the consideration of the changing pattern of China's urban population and the determinants of these changes including an analysis of the spatial structures of the country's cities and industry and an assessment of urban productivity growth and the role of mega cities in national development.

Table of Contents

List of Figuresp. vii
List of Tablesp. viii
Prefacep. x
Introductionp. 1
Characteristics of China's Urbanization
Can Agricultural Labor Adjustment Occur Primarily through Creation of Rural Nonfarm Jobs in China?p. 11
The Evolution of China's Urban Transformation: 1949-2000p. 25
Political Capacity and Demographic Change: A Study of China with a Comparison to Indiap. 40
Structure and Strategy for In Situ Rural Urbanizationp. 57
Changing Urban Population
Determinants of Urban Migrationp. 69
Urban Population in the Reform Erap. 83
Floating Population: Definitions, Data, and Recent Findingsp. 97
Hukou Systems and Migration Controlsp. 118
Urban Spatial Structures
Spatial Dynamics of City-Size Distributionp. 137
Spatial Distribution of Industries and Cities: Coordination between Industrial and Urban Developmentp. 151
How Do Industrialization and Urbanization Affect Land Use?p. 175
Urban Growth and Productivity
Urban Economic Growthp. 193
Agglomeration Economics in Chinese Cities: An Empirical Studyp. 215
Hong Kong: From Entrepot to Manufacturing and Then to Producer Servicesp. 234
Shanghai Rising: Resurgence of China's New York City?p. 250
About the Editorsp. 266
Indexp. 267
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