New PDF release: Urban Villages in the New China: Case of Shenzhen

By Da Wei David Wang

Focusing on Shenzhen as a illustration of the overall city village phenomenon in China, this publication considers the impression of China’s financial reform on urbanization and concrete villages over the last 3 many years. Shenzhen’s city villages are a few of the first in their sort in China, exact of their range and organizational potential, yet so much significantly in their skill to guard village tradition when coexisting with Shenzhen, one of the quickest urbanizing towns on the earth. supplying a examine of local distinction of city villages in China with newly accrued fieldwork fabrics from Guangzhou, Beijing, and Xi’an, this booklet additionally considers fresh advancements inside of city villages, together with makes an attempt at marketization of the so-called xiao chanquanfang (the necessary city village residence units). It additionally addresses the corruption scandals that engulfed a few city villages in overdue 2013. via leading edge fieldwork, the writer deals a cross-disciplinary research of the historical past, tradition, socio-economic alterations, and migration of the villages which arguably embrace chinese language social mobility in an city form.

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