Handbook on Urban Development in China

Handbooks of Research on Contemporary China series

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

The trajectory and logic of urban development in post-Mao China have been shaped and defined by the contention between domestic and global capital, central and local state and social actors of different class status and endowment. This urban transformation process of historic proportion entails new rules for distribution and negotiation, novel perceptions of citizenship, as well as room for unprecedented spontaneity and creativity. Based on original research by leading experts, this book offers an updated and nuanced analysis of the new logic of urban governance and its implications.

‘I consider the book to be a worthy addition to the literature. Researchers, students and government officials should read it.’
– Lin Ye, Journal of Urban Affairs

‘This wide-ranging Handbook includes both useful overviews of key topics and new research on China’s urban development over the last four decades. An important, multi-disciplinary contribution to understanding the nature and challenges of China’s urbanisation — from planning and policy, through social and cultural change, to governance and politics.’
– Jane Duckett, University of Glasgow, UK

2019 432 pp Hardback 978 1 78643 162 2 £180.00 £162.00 $270.00 $243.00

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