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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.

About the Author

Xuefei Ren is assistant professor of sociology and global urban studies at Michigan State University and a fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

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

Product Details

ISBN:
9780745653594
Author:
Ren, Xuefei
Publisher:
Polity Press
Subject:
Sociology - Urban
Subject:
General & Introductory Urban Studies
Subject:
city, urbanization, rural China, migration, planning, urban governance, urban culture, poverty, urban sociology, urban geography
Subject:
Sociology-Urban Studies
Subject:
General & Introductory Urban
Subject:
Studies
Copyright:
Series:
China Today
Series Volume:
2
Publication Date:
20130423
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
218
Dimensions:
229 x 152 x 15 mm 24 oz

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