Urban Poverty, Housing and Social Change in China
By (author) Ya Ping Wang
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Urban Poverty, Housing and Social Change in China by Ya Ping Wang
Book DescriptionEconomic reform in China has resulted in a widening gap between the rich and the poor, and urban poverty has emerged as a key factor which may affect future development. This new book examines the poverty problem in relation to housing and social changes in large inland cities, and assesses the effectiveness of recent government anti-poverty policies. The book also puts the Chinese experience in the wider context of transitional economies and discusses the similarities and differences between China and Central and Eastern European countries. The book is based on a long period of research on Chinese urban development, and benefited from several research projects conducted in Chinese cities. It is an important reference for all of those interested in housing, urban studies and social change, and is a key text for students of the Chinese economy and society.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415307383
(234mm x 156mm x 14mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 21-Oct-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Ya Ping Wang
Urban Poverty, Housing and Social Change in China, Paperback (July 2012)
This text looks at societies in transition and the associated problem of urban poverty. Under this broad theme, the author aims to analyse the social and economic changes brought forward in Chinese cities by the country's on-going reform programme.
Planning and Housing in the Rapidly Urbanising World, Paperback (November 2006)» View all books by Ya Ping Wang
Brings together the key issues of rapid urbanisation with approaches to planning and housing. This book outlines and explains core concepts from 'informal settlements' to 'sustainability', focusing on the rapid urbanisation of developing countries with case studies from Latin America, Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa.
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Author Biography - Ya Ping Wang
Ya Ping Wang is currently Reader at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh and has previously taught at Shaanxi Teachers University in Xi'an. His research on contemporary China had been supported by the UK Economic and Social Research Council, UK Department For International Development, British Academy, British Council and his university. He has published widely on planning, housing and urban poverty in China and is the co-author with Professor Alan Murie of Housing Policy and Practice in China (1999).
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