Urban Spaces in Contemporary China: The Potential for Autonomy and Community in Post-Mao China / Edition 1

Urban Spaces in Contemporary China: The Potential for Autonomy and Community in Post-Mao China / Edition 1

by Deborah S. Davis
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521479436

ISBN-13: 9780521479431

Pub. Date: 05/28/1995

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The post-Mao urban reforms of the past decade have physically and psychologically transformed China's cities. Urban Spaces in Contemporary China explores how the character of city life changed after political-economic restructuring intensified in 1984, and how this change affected the creation of new physical, economic and cultural space in urban China. Drawing on

Overview

The post-Mao urban reforms of the past decade have physically and psychologically transformed China's cities. Urban Spaces in Contemporary China explores how the character of city life changed after political-economic restructuring intensified in 1984, and how this change affected the creation of new physical, economic and cultural space in urban China. Drawing on a wide range of backgrounds, including economics, art history, law, and sociology, the authors bring personal insights to dimensions of urban Chinese life that are often misunderstood: China's large "floating populations," avant-garde art, labor movements, and leisure.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521479431
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/28/1995
Series:
Woodrow Wilson Center Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
449
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.02(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; 1. Introduction: Urban China Deborah S. Davis; Part II. Urban Space: Introduction Barry Naughton; 2. Urban transformations in post-Mao China: impacts of the reform era on China's urban form Piper Rae Gaubatz; 3. Cities in the Chinese economic system: changing roles and conditions for autonomy Barry Naughton; 4. State sprawl: the regulatory state and social life in a small Chinese city Vivienne Shue; 5. The floating population in the cities: chances for assimilation? Dorothy J. Solinger; Part III. Urban Culture and Identities: Introduction Richard Kraus; 6. The politics of private time: changing leisure patterns in urban China Shaoguang Wang; 7. China's artists between plan and market Richard Kraus; 8. Velvet prisons and the political economy of Chinese film making Paul G. Pickowitz; 9. The avant-garde's challenge to official art Julia F. Andrews and Gao Minglu; 10. The disintegration of the poetic 'Berlin Wall' Su Wei and Wendy Larson; Part IV. Urban Associations: Introduction Elizabeth J. Perry; 11. Labour's battle for political space: the role of worker associations in contemporary China Elizabeth J. Perry; 12. Dissident and liberal legal scholars and organisations in Beijing and the Chinese state in the 1980s Mark Sidel; 13. Urban spaces and experiences of qigong Nancy N. Chen; 14. Student associations and mass movements Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom and Liu Xinyong; 15. Conclusion: historical perspectives David Strand; List of editors and contributors; Index.

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