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How stubborn ‘nail houses’ take a stand against China’s rapid urbanisation

Shin, Hyun Bang (2017) How stubborn ‘nail houses’ take a stand against China’s rapid urbanisation. The Conversation (20 Mar 2017). Opinion Piece.

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Abstract

A single house balancing precariously in the middle of a construction site may seem like a doomed and fragile structure. But in China, these residences have become a potent symbol of resistance. Known as “dingzihu” in Chinese – which can be translated as “nail house” or “nail household” – buildings like this represent those who, like stubborn nails, defy state-ordered evictions and demolitions by refusing to vacate their properties.

Item Type: Website (Opinion Piece)
Official URL: http://theconversation.com/
Additional Information: © 2016 The Author © CC BY-ND 4.0
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GF Human ecology. Anthropogeography
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: 20 Mar 2017 12:06
Last Modified: 20 Mar 2017 12:23
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/69875

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