The New Chinese City. Globalization and Market Reform. Studies in Urban and Social Change

  • ID: 2247975
  • Book
  • Region: China
  • 312 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Urbanisation and urban development are the focus of this comprehensive account which introduces readers to the far–reaching changes now taking place in Chinese cities. New and established scholars from the fields of geography, sociology and urban planning, including Chinese social scientists, contribute chapters on the development of Chinese cities up to the turn of the twenty–first century. All their work reflects the most recent scholarship.

The book′s original approach links the visible changes in urban life to changes in the larger political economy of China. Conversely, broad concepts that are central to understanding the country′s re–emergence on the world stage, such as the transition from socialism, market reform, and globalization, are made tangible in their effects on people′s daily lives in Chinese cities and in detailed examination of how these cities have developed. Case materials are drawn from all China′s major cities, but particular attention is paid to Shanghai and Hong Kong.

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List of Figures.

List of Tables.

List of Contributors.

Preface.

Part I: Introduction to the New Chinese City:.

1. Three Challenges for the Chinese City: Globalization, Migration and Market Reform: John R Logan (University of Albany).

2. The Present Situation and Prospective Development of the Shanghai Urban Community: Duo Wu (East China Normal University) and Taibin Li (Shanghai Young Administrative Cadres College).

3. The Development of the Chinese Metropolis in the Period of Transition: Xiaopei Yan (Zhongshan University), Li Jia (Zhongshan University), Jianping Li (Zhongshan University) and Jizhuan Weng (Zhongshan University).

Part II: Globalization and Urban Development:.

4. The Prospect of International Cities in China: Yixing Zhou (Peking University).

5. An Entrepreneurial City in Action: Emerging Strategies for (Inter–) Urban Competition in Hong Kong: Ngai–Ling Sum (University of Lancaster).

6. The Hong Kong/Pearl River Delta Urban Region: An Emerging Transnational Mode of Regulation or Just Muddling Through?: Alan Smart (University of Calgary).

7. The State, Capital, and Urban Restructuring in Post–Reform Shanghai: Zhengji Fu (King′s College London).

8. The Transformation of Suzhou: The Case of the Collaboration between the China and Singapore Governments and Transnational Corporations (1992–1999): Alexius Pereira (National University of Singapore).

Part III: Market Reform and the New Processes fo Urban Development:.

9. Market Transition and the Commodification of Housing in Urban China: Min Zhou (University of California at Los Angeles) and John R Logan (University of Albany).

10. Real Estate Development and the Transformation of Urban Space in Chinese Transitional Economy: With Special Reference to Shanghai: Fulong Wu (University of Southampton).

11. Social Research and the Localization of Chinese Urban Planning Practice: Some Ideas from Quanzhou, Fujian: Daniel B Abramson (University of British Colombia), Michael Leaf (University of British Colombia) and Tan Ying (formerly Tsinghua University).

Part IV: Urban Impacts of Migration:.

12. Migrant Enclaves in Chinese Large Cities: Fan Jie (Chinese Academy of Sciences and Peking Normal University) and Wolfgang Taubmann (University of Bremen).

13. Social Polarization and Segregation in Beijing: Chaolin Gu (Nanjing University) and Haiyong Liu (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill).

14. Temporary Migrants in Shanghai: Housing and Settlement Patterns: Weiping Wu (Virginia Commonwealth University).

Part V: Urbanization of the Countryside:.

15. Return Migrant Entrepreneurs and Economic Diversification in Two Counties in South Jiangxi, China: Rachel Murphy (University of Cambridge).

16. Region–Based Urbanization in Post–Reform China: Spatial Restructuring in the Pearl River Delta: George C S Lin (The University of Hong Kong).

Bibliography.

Index.

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"A valuable and timely addition to the expanding Chinese city studies."Kam Wing Chan, University of Washington

"During the past two decades urban China has undergone a remarkable transformation as the old system of central planning has given way to domestic and international market forces. A once–distinctive model of urbanism is being replaced by something entirely new. Logan and his collaborators provide a highly disciplined, coherent, state of the art examination of these changes through detailed studies of migration, housing reform, community change and other vital topics." Andrew Walder, Stanford University

"This book is a timely and valuable contribution to our understanding of changing China and the urban developmental process." Yehua Dennis Wei, University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee

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