China's Urban Billion The Story Behind the Biggest Migration in Human History
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Description: Will China's cities be paved with gold or pockmarked with slums?In 2012 China will hit a development milestone: For the first time, half of the country's 1.3 billion citizens will live in urban areas. An additional 350 million future city dwellers are still completing the journey from farm to city, showcasing the story of China's economic transformation over the past 30 years. The vast changes necessary to stage this large-scale rural-to-urban migration dictate many personal destinies but also decide the future of China's model of growth. Combining on-the-ground reportage and up-to-date research, this pivotal book is the first to provide a full and colourful account of all economic and social issues raised by urbanization, and suggests how they may be resolved. How China urbanizes, and how this is financed, will decide whether Chinas' current economic model continues, stalls, or fails. Arguing that China's urbanization process is at a critical stage, this extraordinary book presents multiple case studies from existing megacities like Beijing to future ones like Wuhan and Chongqing as well as gripping and insightful interviews.
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Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Zed Books, Limited
Publication date: 11/22/2012
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
|Introduction: The Biggest Migration in Human History|
|By the Sweat of Their Brow: The people who built urban China|
|Passport to Purgatory: Fixing the hukou system|
|Farm vs Factory: The battle over land|
|The Construction Orgy: Paving the fields|
|Ghost Towns in the Desert: How China builds its cities|
|Conclusion: Civilizing the Cities|