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Article: China's Industrialization with Controlled Urbanization: Anti-Urbanism or Urban-Biased?

TitleChina's Industrialization with Controlled Urbanization: Anti-Urbanism or Urban-Biased?
Authors
KeywordsAnti-urbanism
Dual-track urbanism
Ideology
Industrialization
Urbanization
Issue Date1998
PublisherNational Chengchi University, Institute of International Relations. The Journal's web site is located at http://iir.nccu.edu.tw/Issues&Studies/1_Homepage.htm
Citation
Issues And Studies, 1998, v. 34 n. 6, p. 98-116 How to Cite?
AbstractThe Chinese experience of urbanization has often been perceived as a "unique case" because of its peculiar pattern of rapid industrialization without a parallel growth of the urban population. This paper assesses major theoretical attempts to understand the dynamics of China's urbanization. Two competing interpretations of the Chinese experience are identified. Early studies of urban China attributed the pattern of stagnant urbanization to the Communist ideology of "anti- urbanism." A recent school of thought contends that the real motive for limiting urban growth was to maintain urban manageability, enhance national security, and minimize urban consumption cost so that capital input in the industrial sector could be maximized. A close examination of China's urban development, however, reveals no single factor capable of explaining the entire and sophisticated picture of urbanization. Urban development in China is a complex outcome of dual-track urbanism which accommodates both rhetoric and pragmatism although the emphasis may shift from time to time. The Chinese case is found particularly illustrative of the mechanism of interplay between the changing political economy and the transformation of space over time.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/86331
ISSN
2012 Impact Factor: 0.043
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.162
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dc.identifier.citationIssues And Studies, 1998, v. 34 n. 6, p. 98-116en_HK
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dc.description.abstractThe Chinese experience of urbanization has often been perceived as a "unique case" because of its peculiar pattern of rapid industrialization without a parallel growth of the urban population. This paper assesses major theoretical attempts to understand the dynamics of China's urbanization. Two competing interpretations of the Chinese experience are identified. Early studies of urban China attributed the pattern of stagnant urbanization to the Communist ideology of "anti- urbanism." A recent school of thought contends that the real motive for limiting urban growth was to maintain urban manageability, enhance national security, and minimize urban consumption cost so that capital input in the industrial sector could be maximized. A close examination of China's urban development, however, reveals no single factor capable of explaining the entire and sophisticated picture of urbanization. Urban development in China is a complex outcome of dual-track urbanism which accommodates both rhetoric and pragmatism although the emphasis may shift from time to time. The Chinese case is found particularly illustrative of the mechanism of interplay between the changing political economy and the transformation of space over time.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherNational Chengchi University, Institute of International Relations. The Journal's web site is located at http://iir.nccu.edu.tw/Issues&Studies/1_Homepage.htmen_HK
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dc.subjectAnti-urbanismen_HK
dc.subjectDual-track urbanismen_HK
dc.subjectIdeologyen_HK
dc.subjectIndustrializationen_HK
dc.subjectUrbanizationen_HK
dc.titleChina's Industrialization with Controlled Urbanization: Anti-Urbanism or Urban-Biased?en_HK
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