Urbanization in China: Town and Country in a Developing Economy 1949-2000 AD, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Urbanization in China

Town and Country in a Developing Economy 1949-2000 AD, 1st Edition

By Richard J R Kirkby


304 pages

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Originally published in 1985, Urbanisation in China is based on extensive original research and fieldwork, considers the whole problem of urbanisation in China. Starting with an outline of the pre-communist legacy, the author traces population changes and urban growth throughout the communist period, assesses policies aimed at restricting urban growth and contrasts the reality of urban China with the image the authorities have tried to project. The policy changes that occurred following the death of Mao are analysed and concludes with a consideration of likely developments up to the end of the century.

Table of Contents

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1. China and Anti-Urbanism

2. Measures to Restrain Urban Population in the People’s Republic of China

3. The Definition of Urban Population in the People’s Republic of China

4. The PRC: A Series for Urban Population Growth, 1949-82

5. China’s Urban Population and its Changing Distribution

6. Urban Conditions in the Aftermath of the Mao Era – the Case of Housing

7. Modernisation of Agriculture and the Impact on the Agricultural Labour Force

8. Prospects for Future Urbanisation: Debates and Policies

9. Afterword





About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Urban History

The volumes in this set, originally published between 1938 and 1983, draw together research by leading academics on William Gladstone and Benjamin Disraeli, and provide a rigorous examination of related key issues. The volumes examine the historical, political and philosophical, whilst also exploring their work with other political figures such as Paul Kruger. This set will be of interest to students of history and politics respectively.

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HISTORY / General