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Transforming Chinese Cities

1st Edition

Edited by Mark Y. Wang, Pookong Kee, Jia Gao


274 pages | 55 B/W Illus.

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The urbanisation of China over the last three decades has been a hugely significant development, both for China’s reform process and for the world more generally. This book presents recent research findings on China’s continuing urban transformation. Subjects covered include the decline of the rural-urban divide, the spatial restructuring of Chinese urban centres and urban infrastructure, migrant workers, new housing and new communities, and "green" responses to urban environmental problems. The book is particularly valuable in that it includes much new work by scholars based inside China.

Table of Contents

1. Challenging Developments in Urban China and Emerging Theoretical Perspectives Mark Y. Wang, Pookong Kee and Jia Gao 2. Urbanisation and "Home Protection" in Contemporary China Xiaoyang Zhu 3. The Decline of Rural-Urban Divide and Diminishing Significance of Hukou Zhanxin Zhang 4. The Development Zone and Urban Spatial Restructuring: Significance, Process and Problems Guo Zheng 5. Restructuring Rust-belt Urban Economy: Northeast China Experience He Li 6. Are Migrants Better or Worse than Locals in China's Urban Labour Market? Zhiming Cheng and Fei Guo 7. The Contours of Rural Domestic Workers’ Agency and Action within the Urban Workplace Mei-Ling Ellerman 8. Home Perception and Housing Strategy of Rural-Urban Migrants in China Yunxian Wang 9. Social Distance between Migrant Workers and Citizens: An Analysis of Attitude, System Identification & Distance Guoxian Lu 10. Aviator Families’ Social Connections: School Migrants and the Accompany-Study-Mothers in Urban China Jordan Brown 11. Residential Environment in Chinese Urban Gated Community: Assessment of Outdoor Space Usage Caiwei Wu, Mark Y. Wang and Yongping Wei 12. Beijing Gated Community: Self-governance Ying Wu 13. The Impact of Urban Form on Household Carbon Emissions: A Case Study on High and Low Carbon Communities in Beijing Bo Qin 14. Can a Chinese City Reduce its Wastewater Discharge? Shenyang Economic Zone as a Case Ruiling Han, Lianjun Tong, and Yanji Ma

About the Editors


Jia Gao

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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Mark Y. Wang is a Professor in the Department of Resource Management and Geography at the University of Melbourne, Australia.

Pookong Kee is Director of the Asia Institute at the University of Melbourne, Australia.

Jia Gao is a Senior Lecturer in the Asia Institute at the University of Melbourne, Australia.

About the Series

Routledge Contemporary China Series

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies