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Ghost Cities of China: The Story of Cities Without People in the World's Most Populated Country
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Zed Books
Publication date May 15, 2015
Pages 218
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781783602193
ISBN-10 1783602198
Dimensions 0.75 by 6.25 by 9 in.
Weight 1.05 lbs.
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $95.00
Other format details university press
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Over the next couple of decades, it is estimated that 250 million Chinese citizens will move from rural areas into cities, pushing the country’s urban population over one billion. China has built hundreds of new cities and urban districts over the past thirty years, and hundreds more are set to be built by 2030 as the central government kicks its urbanization initiative into overdrive. As China redraws its map with new cities, it isn't just creating new urban areas, but also engineering a new culture and way of life. Yet, many of these new cities, such as the infamous Kangbashi and Yujiapu, stand nearly empty, construction having ground to a halt due to the loss of investors and colossal debt.

In Ghost Cities of China, Wade Shepard examines this phenomenon up close. He posits that the shedding of traditional social structures in the country is at an advanced stage, and a rootless, consumption-centric globalized culture is rapidly taking its place. Incorporating interviews and on-the-ground investigation, Ghost Cities of China examines China’s under-populated modern cities and the country’s overly ambitious building program.


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9781783602193 | details & prices | 218 pages | 6.25 × 9.00 × 0.75 in. | 1.05 lbs | List price $95.00
About: Over the next couple of decades, it is estimated that 250 million Chinese citizens will move from rural areas into cities, pushing the country’s urban population over one billion.
With Kiran Wadhva | from Humanities Pr (April 1, 1983); titled "Urban Fringe Land Markets: An Economic Analysis"
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from Zed Books (May 15, 2015)
9781783602186 | details & prices | 218 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.75 lbs | List price $21.95

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