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Title Handbook on urban development in China / edited by Ray Yep and June Wang (Department of Public Policy, City University of Hong Kong), and Thomas Johnson (Department of Politics, University of Sheffield, UK).

Published Northampton, MA : Edward Elgar Pub., 2019.


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Physical description 1 online resource (432 pages).
Series Handbooks of research on contemporary China
Handbooks of research on contemporary China.
Notes Includes index.
Contents Contents: 1. Introduction to the handbook on urban development in China: urbanization with Chinese characteristics / Ray Yep, Thomas Johnson and Jun Wang -- Part I: Institutional setting -- 2. Planning for urban visions: the case of Shanghai 2040 Master Plan / Lan Wang -- 3. Land-based finance: how revenue concern drives urbanization / Yuyang Liu -- 4. China's Hukou System at 60: continuity and reform / Kam Wing Chan -- Part II: Policy directions -- 5. China's urban housing: past and present / Pu Hao -- 6. Public discussion, political support and vision for low-carbon sustainable cities in China: a toolkit for policy makers, NGOs and the public / Miao Bo and Graeme Lang -- 7. Re-imaging Beijing: the making and selling of a post-socialist Chinese metropolis / Anne-Marie Broudehoux -- 8. Transformation of Chinese cities and city-regions in the era of globalization / Xu Zhang -- Part III: Individuality and private pursuit -- 9. Making urban public space amidst modern Chinese urbanism / Junxi Qian -- 10. Enclave urbanism in China: a relational comparative view / Bart Wissink -- 11. Gay and lesbian communities in urban China / Howard Chiang -- 12. Geography of Chinese rock and roll: cultural, political and economic forces intertwined / Jun Wang and Li Chen -- 13. The urban middle class / Tai-lok Lui and Shuo Liu -- Part IV: Urban-rural interface -- 14. Urban villages in China: historical and institutional perspectives / Jing Li and Li Tao -- 15. Community governance and social order in China's urban villages / Karita Kan and Rebecca W. Y. Wong -- 16. Informal migrant settlements and urban grassroots stability / Edmund W. Cheng -- 17. Transferring land developmental rights across the urban-rural divide: common practice and the Chongqing exception / Ray Yep -- 18. The transformation of identification and community sense of new urbanites in "village-to-community" / Wing Wu -- Part V: Mobilization and governance -- 19. Seeking solutions: how local governments handle collective labour disputes / Xuehui Yang and Feng Chen -- 20. Environmental protest in urban China / Thomas Johnson -- 21. Urban social assistance in China: reflecting changing urban development? / Daniel R. Hammond -- 22. "Urban neighborhood communities" (Shequ) as new institutions of urban governance / Thomas Heberer -- 23. Interests and political participation in urban China: The case of residents' committee elections / Bing Guan and Yongshun Cai -- 24. Neighborhood governance through community social work / Mun Young Cho -- Index.
Summary In recent decades, China has undergone an extraordinary transformation from an overwhelmingly rural population to that of a predominantly urban one. This major new Handbook examines and explores the key features and implications of this urbanising process from a multi-disciplinary perspective. Using three overarching themes - progress and enhancement, dislocation and tension, and the unique features of Chinese urban development - leading experts in the field provide a contemporary analysis of critical issues affecting China today. This includes the nature of urban change, governance and migration, and how this has impacted the politics, culture, economy and environment. Unprecedented in depth and breadth, contributors both from within mainland China and across the globe offer varied analyses and perspectives of continuity and reform in policies that allow China to continue to evolve. Sections also cover individuality, the urban-rural interface and possible future policy directions, with crucial discussion about continuing urbanisation in an increasingly interconnected world. Essential reading for academics and students of urban and Chinese studies, this Handbook provides a timely and much needed reference work for those who want to better understand China's urbanisation experiences.
Notes Description based on print record.
Other author Yep, Ray, 1964- editor.
Wang, Jun, 1942 June 4- editor.
Johnson, Thomas, active 2019, editor.
Edward Elgar Publishing, publisher.
Subject Urbanization -- China.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9781786431639 (e-book)