New Chinese City / Edition 1

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Overview

Urbanisation and urban development issues are the focus of this comprehensive account which introduces readers to the far-reaching changes now taking place in Chinese cities.

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"A valuable and timely addition to the expanding Chinese citystudies." Kam Wing Chan, University of Washington

"During the past two decades urban China has undergone aremarkable transformation as the old system of central planning hasgiven way to domestic and international market forces. Aonce-distinctive model of urbanism is being replaced by somethingentirely new. Logan and his collaborators provide a highlydisciplined, coherent, state of the art examination of thesechanges through detailed studies of migration, housing reform,community change and other vital topics." Andrew Walder,Stanford University

"This book is a timely and valuable contribution to ourunderstanding of changing China and the urban developmentalprocess." Yehua Dennis Wei, University ofWisconsin-Milwaukee

From the Publisher
"A valuable and timely addition to the expanding Chinese city studies." Kam Wing Chan, University of Washington

"During the past two decades urban China has undergone a remarkable transformation as the old system of central planning has given way to domestic and international market forces. A once-distinctive model of urbanism is being replaced by something entirely new. Logan and his collaborators provide a highly disciplined, coherent, state of the art examination of these changes through detailed studies of migration, housing reform, community change and other vital topics." Andrew Walder, Stanford University

"This book is a timely and valuable contribution to our understanding of changing China and the urban developmental process." Yehua Dennis Wei, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

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Meet the Author

John Logan is Distinguished Professor of Sociology at the University of Albany, SUNY and Director of the Lewis Mumford Center for Comparative Urban and Regional Research. He is the co-author of Urban Fortunes: The Political Economy of Place (1987), Beyond the City Limits (1990) and Family Ties: Enduring Relations between Parents and their Grown Children (1996).

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Table of Contents

List of Figures.

List of Tables.

List of Contributors.

Preface.

Part I: Introduction to the New Chinese City:.

1. Three Challenges for the Chinese City: Globalization,Migration and Market Reform: John R Logan (University ofAlbany).

2. The Present Situation and Prospective Development of theShanghai Urban Community: Duo Wu (East China Normal University) andTaibin Li (Shanghai Young Administrative Cadres College).

3. The Development of the Chinese Metropolis in the Period ofTransition: Xiaopei Yan (Zhongshan University), Li Jia (ZhongshanUniversity), Jianping Li (Zhongshan University) and Jizhuan Weng(Zhongshan University).

Part II: Globalization and Urban Development:.

4. The Prospect of International Cities in China: Yixing Zhou(Peking University).

5. An Entrepreneurial City in Action: Emerging Strategies for(Inter-) Urban Competition in Hong Kong: Ngai-Ling Sum (Universityof Lancaster).

6. The Hong Kong/Pearl River Delta Urban Region: An EmergingTransnational Mode of Regulation or Just Muddling Through?: AlanSmart (University of Calgary).

7. The State, Capital, and Urban Restructuring in Post-ReformShanghai: Zhengji Fu (King's College London).

8. The Transformation of Suzhou: The Case of the Collaborationbetween the China and Singapore Governments and TransnationalCorporations (1992-1999): Alexius Pereira (National University ofSingapore).

Part III: Market Reform and the New Processes fo UrbanDevelopment:.

9. Market Transition and the Commodification of Housing in UrbanChina: Min Zhou (University of California at Los Angeles) and JohnR Logan (University of Albany).

10. Real Estate Development and the Transformation of UrbanSpace in Chinese Transitional Economy: With Special Reference toShanghai: Fulong Wu (University of Southampton).

11. Social Research and the Localization of Chinese UrbanPlanning Practice: Some Ideas from Quanzhou, Fujian: Daniel BAbramson (University of British Colombia), Michael Leaf (Universityof British Colombia) and Tan Ying (formerly TsinghuaUniversity).

Part IV: Urban Impacts of Migration:.

12. Migrant Enclaves in Chinese Large Cities: Fan Jie (ChineseAcademy of Sciences and Peking Normal University) and WolfgangTaubmann (University of Bremen).

13. Social Polarization and Segregation in Beijing: Chaolin Gu(Nanjing University) and Haiyong Liu (University of North Carolinaat Chapel Hill).

14. Temporary Migrants in Shanghai: Housing and SettlementPatterns: Weiping Wu (Virginia Commonwealth University).

Part V: Urbanization of the Countryside:.

15. Return Migrant Entrepreneurs and Economic Diversification inTwo Counties in South Jiangxi, China: Rachel Murphy (University ofCambridge).

16. Region-Based Urbanization in Post-Reform China: SpatialRestructuring in the Pearl River Delta: George C S Lin (TheUniversity of Hong Kong).

Bibliography.

Index.

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