316 pages | 39 B/W Illus.
Introducing readers to the far-reaching global orientation that is now taking place in urban China, an international team of contributors describe overarching globalization through a detailed examination of the transformation of the built environment.
A range of urban development processes are analyzed including urbanization, real estate development, changing landscapes, the industrial restructuring of the second-tier city, and the formation of the city-region in the context of global and local interactions. In examining city development and local practices as part of globalization processes, the global city is treated as a collection of microcosms and concrete places, overcoming the analytical tension of the dichotomy of the perceived 'East versus West' divide.
1. Globalization and China’s New Urbanism Section 1: Globalization and Urbanization 2. Beyond the Reach of Globalization: China’s Border Regions and Cities in Transition 3. Globalization and the Growth of Chinese Cities Section 2: Globalizing Chinese Large Cities 4. Beijing as an ‘Internationalized Metropolis’ 5. Local and Social Change in a Globalized City: The Case of Hong Kong 6. Globalizing Macau: The Emotional Costs of Modernity 7. Cross-Boundary Integration of the Pearl River Delta and Hong Kong: An Emerging Global City-Region in China 8. New Configuration of Taipei under Globalization Section 3: City Development under Globalization 9. Global Capital and Local Land in China’s Urban Real Estate Development 10. Transplanting Cityscapes: Townhouse and Gated Community in Globalization and Housing Commodification 11. A Globalized Golden Ghetto in a Chinese Garden: The Fontainebleau Villas in Shanghai Section 4: Globalization and Urban Political and Economic Implications 12. The Creation of Global-Local Competitive Advantages in Shanghai 13. Globalization and the Growth of New Economic Sectors in the Second-Tier Extended Cities in the Yangtze River Delta 14. Political and Economic Implications of New Public Spaces in Chinese and Asian Global Cities 15. Globalization and Grassroots Practices: Community Development in Contemporary Urban China