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Urbanization in China

Shin, Hyun Bang (2015) Urbanization in China. In: Wright, James D., (ed.) International Encyclopedia of Social and Behavioral Sciences. Elsevier, Oxford, UK, pp. 973-979. ISBN 9780080970875

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Abstract

This article on China's urbanization examines the main drivers behind China's urban transformation, its impact on the society, and how the impact is unevenly spread across populations and geography. It begins with a brief historical summary of China's urbanization focusing on the post-Liberation period, that is 1949 onward, and moves on to discuss some of the major factors that have contributed to people's migration and urban physical expansion. Three key characteristics are paid particular attention: (1) industrial production and uneven development; (2) land-based accumulation; (3) local state building and state entrepreneurialism. The article further examines some of the important sociospatial outcomes and challenges that China's urbanization poses.

Item Type: Book Section
Official URL: http://mrw.elsevier.com/isb2/menu.htm
Additional Information: © 2015 Elsevier
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Sets: Departments > Geography and Environment
Research centres and groups > Asia Research Centre
Research centres and groups > Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion (CASE)
Date Deposited: 26 Apr 2013 11:26
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/49804/

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