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From village to city : social transformation in a Chinese county seat

Author: Andrew B Kipnis
Publisher: Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2016]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"Between 1988 and 2013, the Chinese city of Zouping transformed from an impoverished village 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. From Village to City paints a vivid portrait of the rapid change of Zouping, its environs, and the lives of the once-rural people who live there. Despite  Read more...
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Kipnis, Andrew B.
From village to city.
(DLC) 2015033647
(OCoLC)920672223
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew B Kipnis
ISBN: 9780520964273 0520964276
OCLC Number: 939963249
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 263 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Recombinant urbanization --
Recombinant planning --
Recombinant production --
Recombinant consumption --
Recombinant phantasmagoria --
Between farm and factory: migrant workers from nearby --
Distant homes or a new life: migrant workers from afar --
Villagers-in-the-city: time for community --
The middle classes in a manufacturing center --
Youth between factories and services --
Recombination reconsidered.
Responsibility: Andrew B. Kipnis.
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Between 1988 and 2013, the Chinese city of Zouping transformed from an impoverished town to a bustling city of over 300,000, complete with factories, high rises, and all the infrastructure of a  Read more...

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