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중국 개혁기 자본의 도시, 강탈의 도시로의 이행 – 광주의 사례를 중심으로 (China’s urbanization of capital and dispossession: the case of Guangzhou)

Shin, Hyun Bang (2016) 중국 개혁기 자본의 도시, 강탈의 도시로의 이행 – 광주의 사례를 중심으로 (China’s urbanization of capital and dispossession: the case of Guangzhou). Critical Review of History, 116 (8). pp. 73-96. ISSN 1226-1279

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Urbanization in China has been a political and economic project during the period of economic reform. Using the case study of Guangzhou in south China, this paper aims to examine the process of transformation of Chinese cities into cities of capital, and scrutinise how this transformation entails the dispossession of urban inhabitants’ rights by the state in order to secure land assets to facilitate urban accumulation. Land expropriation and urban redevelopment serve the function of erasing multiple layers of socialist relations and rights that used to be associated with inherited properties from the planned economy era. Dispossession facilitates capital accumulation and helps local governments realise their developmental aspiration, functioning as a sophisticated political project in China’s urbanization process.

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Additional Information: © 2016 Nurimedia
Divisions: Geography & Environment
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DS Asia
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GF Human ecology. Anthropogeography
H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
J Political Science > JS Local government Municipal government
Sets: Departments > Geography and Environment
Date Deposited: 13 Oct 2016 15:36
Last Modified: 20 Mar 2019 00:10

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