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Description - China's Urban Space by Terry McGee

China's urban growth is unparalleled in the history of global urbanization, and will undoubtedly create huge challenges to China as it modernizes its society. Adopting an interdisciplinary approach, this book presents an overview of the radical transformation of China's urban space since the 1970s, arguing that to study the Chinese urbanization process one must recognize the distinctive political economy of China. After a long period as a planned socialist economy, China's rapid entry into the global economy has raised suggestions that modernization in China will inevitably result in urban patterns and features like those of cities in developed market economies. This book argues that this is unlikely in the short term, because processes of urban transition in China must be interpreted through the lens of a unique and unprecedented juxtaposition of socialism and the market economy, which is leading to distinctive patterns of Chinese urbanization. Richly illustrated with maps, diagrams and in-depth case studies, this book will be an invaluable resource to students and scholars of urban economics and policy, geography, and the development of China.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415666473
ISBN-10: 0415666473
Format: Paperback / softback
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 24-Mar-2011
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Terry McGee

Terry McGee is currently Professor Emeritus, University of British Columbia George C.S. Lin is Professor and Head of the School of Geography, The University of Hong Kong. Andrew M. Marton is Associate Professor and Reader in Chinese Geography in the School of Contemporary Chinese Studies, University of Nottingham, UK. Mark Yaolin Wang is Senior Lecturer in the School of Social and Environmental Enquiry, The University of Melbourne, Australia. Jiaping Wu is a Research Fellow with School for Social and Policy Research at Charles Darwin University, Australia.

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