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Restructuring the Chinese City

Changing Society, Economy and Space

Restructuring the Chinese City by Laurence J.C. Ma
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A sea of change has occurred in China since the 1978 economic reforms. Bringing together the work of leading scholars specializing in urban China, this book examines what has happened to the Chinese city undergoing multiple transformations during the reform era, with an emphasis on new processes of urban formation and the consequent reconstituted urban spaces. With arguments against the convergence thesis that sees cities everywhere becoming more Western in form and suggestions that the Chinese city is best seen as a multiplex city, Restructuring the Chinese City is an indispensable text for Chinese specialists, urban scholars and advanced students in urban geography, urban planning and China studies.
Taylor and Francis; August 2004
288 pages; ISBN 9781134316083
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Title: Restructuring the Chinese City
Author: Laurence J.C. Ma; Fulong Wu
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