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University of California Press
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Between 1988 and 2013, the Chinese city of Zouping transformed from an impoverished town of 30,000 people to a bustling city of over 300,000, complete with factories, high rises, parks, shopping malls, and all the infrastructure of a wealthy East Asian city. FromVillage toCity paints a vivid portrait of the rapid changes in Zouping and its environs and in the lives of the once-rural people who live there.

Despite the benefits of modernization and an improved standard of living for many of its residents, Zouping is far from a utopia; its inhabitants face new challenges and problems such as alienation, class formation and exclusion, and pollution. As he explores the city’s transformation, Andrew B. Kipnis develops a new theory of urbanization in this compelling portrayal of an emerging metropolis and its people.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
  2. pp. i-vi
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. List of Illustrations and Tables
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xi-xii
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  1. One. Recombinant Urbanization
  2. pp. 1-28
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  1. PART ONE. Transformations
  2. pp. 29-30
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  1. Two. Recombinant Planning
  2. pp. 31-65
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  1. Three. Recombinant Production
  2. pp. 66-95
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  1. Four. Recombinant Consumption
  2. pp. 96-114
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  1. Five. Recombinant Phantasmagoria
  2. pp. 115-136
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  1. PART TWO. Transformers Transformed
  2. pp. 137-140
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  1. Six. Between Farm and Factory: Migrant Workers from Nearby
  2. pp. 141-157
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  1. Seven. Distant Homes or a New Life: Migrant Workers from Afar
  2. pp. 158-173
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  1. Eight. Villagers-in-the-City: Time for Community
  2. pp. 174-189
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  1. Nine. The Middle Classes in a Manufacturing Center
  2. pp. 190-205
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  1. Ten. Youth between Factories and Services
  2. pp. 206-222
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  1. Eleven. Recombination Reconsidered
  2. pp. 223-236
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 237-244
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  1. References
  2. pp. 245-258
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 259-264
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780520964273
Print ISBN
9780520289703
MARC Record
OCLC
939963249
Pages
280
Launched on MUSE
2016-05-15
Language
English
Open Access
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