Urban China in Trasition

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Juni 2008



China is rapidly becoming a world power. No longer a developing country, China's cities are undergoing transformations of historic proportions. This book, in the Studies in Urban and Social Change series, evaluates these multi-dimensional changes. With input from professionals in a variety of fields, including Sociology, Geography, Economics, Demography, Planning, Architecture and Anthropology, Urban China in Transition analyzes Chinese trends in diverse topics including:
* Migration,
* Crime,
* Gated Communities,
* Neighborhood Associations,
* Suburbanization, and
* Women's status.
Chapters are co-authored by experts on urban Chinese life together with others whose expertise is on the particular topic. Comparisons to urban areas in the United States, Eastern Europe, Asia, and South America pose thoughtful questions about the possible trajectory of Chinese urban development, while underscoring its uniqueness. The result is a broad theoretical and historical perspective that sharply focuses the Chinese experience through alternative prisms, thus enriching theoretical discussion and debate.


Notes on Contributors.
Series Editors' Preface.
1. Urban China in Comparative Perspective: John R. Logan and Susan S. Fainstein (Brown University and Harvard University).
Part I: Market Transition in Work Units and the Labor Market:.
2. Two Decades of Reform: The Changing Organization Dynamics of Chinese Industrial Firms: Shahid Yusuf and Kaoru Nabeshima (World Bank).
3. The Myth of the 'New Urban Poverty'? Trends in Urban Poverty in China, 1988--2002: Simon Appleton and Lina Song (Nottingham University).
4. Class Structure and Class Inequality in Urban China and Russia: Effects of Institutional Change or Economic Performance? Yanjie Bian (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology) and Theodore P. Gerber (University of Wisconsin-Madison).
5. Gender and the Labor Market in China and Poland: Cindy Fan and Joanna Regulska (UCLA and Rutgers University).
Part II: Changing places:.
6. Urbanization, Institutional Change, and Spatial Inequality in China: 1990-2001: Michael J. White, Fulong Wu, and Yiu Por (Vincent) Chen (University of Cardiff, Brown University and DePaul University).
7. Growth on the Edge: The New Chinese Metropolis: Yixing Zhou (Peking University) and John R. Logan (Brown University).
8. Place Identity Formation in Taipei and Shanghai: Jennifer Rudolph and Hanchao Lu (University at Albany and Georgia Institute of Technology).
9. Is Gating Always Exclusionary? A Comparative Analysis of Gated Communities in American and Chinese Cities: Youqin Huang and Setha M. Low (University at Albany and CUNY Graduate Center).
Part III: Impacts of migration:.
10. Urbanization in China in the 1990s: Patterns and Regional Variations: Zai Liang, Hy Van Luong, and Yiu Por (Vincent) Chen (University at Albany, University of Toronto and DePaul University).
11. Trapped in Neglected Corners of a Booming Metropolis: Residential Patterns and Marginalization of Migrant Workers in Guangzhou: Min Zhou (UCLA) and Guoxuan Cai (Sociology Institute of Guangzhou Academy of Social Sciences).
12. Migration and Housing: Comparing China with the United States: Weiping Wu and Emily Rosenbaum (Virginia Commonwealth University and Fordham University).
Part IV: Social control in the New Chinese City:.
13. Economic Reform and Crime in Contemporary China: Paradoxes of a Planned Transition: Steven Messner, Jianhong Liu, and Susanne Karstedt (University at Albany, Rhode Island College and Keele University).
14. Migration, Urbanization, and the Spread of Sexually Transmitted Diseases: Empirical and Theoretical Observations in China and Indonesia: Christopher Smith and Graeme Hugo (University at Albany and University of Adelaide).
15. The State's Evolving Relationship with Urban Society: China's Neighborhood Organizations in Comparative Perspective: Benjamin L. Read and Chun-Ming Chen (University of Iowa and Shih Hsin University).


Dr. John R. Logan is Professor of Sociology and Director of the initiative on Spatial Structures in the Social Sciences at Brown University. Founder of the Urban China Research Network, supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Dr. Logan is also a member of the editorial boards of Journal of Urban Affairs and City and Community. He was chosen Distinguished Professor of Sociology at the University at Albany, SUNY, as well as Director of the Lewis Mumford Center for Comparative Urban and Regional Research. In April 2003 he was selected by American Demographics magazine as one of five social demographers whose work has most influenced his field in the last 25 years.


"On the whole, this collection offers undergraduates an accessible introduction to contemporary urban developments in China and to a wide range of qualitative and quantitative analyses commonly used in the social sciences. Summing Up: Highly recommended." (CHOICE, February 2009) These essays on recent Chinese urban developments--particularly trends in migration, labor economics, housing, economic and sociospatial inequality, and governance--offer macro and micro perspectives through analysis of nationwide patterns or developments in specific cities, thus capturing the regional diversity and types of cities in China. Editor Logan is careful not to present the Chinese instance as exceptional, but to situate it within a wider context through comparative analysis. He pairs up scholars from different disciplines and areas for each essay in order to set up comparison between Chinese urban developments and those in the US, Latin America, Europe, and Asia. Logan asked the contributors to view their data through four theoretical lenses: modernization (Simon Kuznet's model), dependency/world system, developmental state, and market transition. By doing so, contributors discover meaningful differences that reveal trends unique to the Chinese context. On the whole, this collection offers undergraduates an accessible introduction to contemporary urban developments in China and to a wide range of qualitative and quantitative analyses commonly used in the social sciences. Summing Up: Highly recommended. All academic levels/libraries. -- L. Teh, University of Chicago (Choice, February 2009)
EAN: 9781405161459
ISBN: 1405161450
Untertitel: 'Studies in Urban and Social Ch'. New. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Juni 2008
Seitenanzahl: 380 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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