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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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.
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|Library of Congress subject classification:||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)
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|Date Deposited:||20 Mar 2017 12:06|
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