Urban Spaces in Contemporary China: The Potential for Autonomy and Community in Post-Mao Chinaby Deborah S. Davis
Pub. Date: 02/28/2007
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Exploring how the character of city life changed after political-economic restructuring intensified in 1984, this study reveals how the change affected the creation of new physical, economic and cultural space in urban China. It draws on personal insights as well as a broad range of disciplines.
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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