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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Routledge
Publication date November 20, 2012
Pages 298
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780415575744
ISBN-10 0415575745
Dimensions 0.75 by 6.25 by 9.25 in.
Weight 1.45 lbs.
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $145.00
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China’s cities are home to 10 percent of the world’s population today. They display unprecedented dynamism under the country’s surging economic power. Their remarkable transformation builds on immense traditions, having lived through feudal dynasties, semicolonialism, and socialist commands. Studying them offers a lens into both the complex character of the changing city and the Chinese economy, society, and environment.

This text is anchored in the spatial sciences to offer a comprehensive survey of the evolving urban landscape in China. It is divided into four parts, with 13 chapters that can be read together or as stand-alone material. Part I sets the context, describing the geographical setting, China’s historical urban system, and traditional urban forms. Part II covers the urban system since 1949, the rural–urban divide and migration, and interactions with the global economy. Part III outlines the specific sectors of urban development, including economic restructuring, social–spatial transformation, urban infrastructure, and urban land and housing. Finally, part IV showcases urbanism through the lens of the urban environment, lifestyle and social change, and urban governance.

The Chinese City offers a critical understanding of China’s urbanization,exploring how the complexity of the Chinese city both conforms to and defies conventional urban theories and experience of cities elsewhere around the world. This comprehensive book contains a wealth of up-to-date statistical information, case studies, and suggested further reading to demonstrate the diversity of urban life in China.



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Hardcover
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from Routledge (November 20, 2012)
9780415575744 | details & prices | 298 pages | 6.25 × 9.25 × 0.75 in. | 1.45 lbs | List price $145.00
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9780415575751 | details & prices | 298 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.75 in. | 1.15 lbs | List price $58.95

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