Aspects of urbanization in China Shanghai, Hong Kong, Guangzhou

"China's rise is one of the transformative events of our time. Aspects of Urbanization in China: Shanghai, Hong Kong, Guangzhou examines some of the aspects of China's massive wave of urbanization - the largest the world has ever seen. The various papers in the book, written by academ...

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Main Author: Byrne Bracken, G.
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: [Amsterdam] Amsterdam University Press ©2012, 2012
Series:IIAS publications series. Edited volumes 6
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Summary:"China's rise is one of the transformative events of our time. Aspects of Urbanization in China: Shanghai, Hong Kong, Guangzhou examines some of the aspects of China's massive wave of urbanization - the largest the world has ever seen. The various papers in the book, written by academics from different disciplines, represent ongoing research and exploration and give a useful snapshot in a rapidly developing discourse. Their point of departure is the city - Shanghai, Hong Kong and Guangzhou - where the downside of China's miraculous economic growth is most painfully apparent. And it is concern for the citizens of these cities that unifies the papers in a book whose authors seek to understand what life is like for the people who call them home"--Publisher's description
Physical Description:208 pages illustrations, maps, charts, photographs