The Geography of Contemporary China

Author: Terry Cannon
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134989555
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Deng Xiaoping's rule has seen fundamental economic change in China. This book considers the impact of these years on China's physical environment, as well as its people, industry, agriculture and trade. It also assesses the contribution of a decade of Chinese politics towards geopolitics. The book provides an introduction to Communist China, setting its spatial and environmental themes in the historical, political and economic framework so crucial to a proper understanding of this country and the fifth of the world's population it contains. It is particularly suited to courses on China, its geography and development strategy. After the bloody events of Tiananmen Square in June 1989 China's geopolitics will continue to hold the world's attention. With this in view the book also provides guides to further reading.

Urbanization and Party Survival in China

Author: Xiaobing Li
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 149854200X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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While the Chinese urban movement has successfully transferred surplus labor from the countryside to urban industries that urgently require free and cheap labor, numerous problems have arisen as a result of the unprecedented huge-scale process. Such conditions such as overcrowding, substandard housing, lack of social services, corruption, and abuse of power have often reached crisis stage. American college students often ask: How does the government control the largest urban population in the world? Why do newly developed, highly commercialized cities continue to support the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) rather than challenging the old regime? What happens when urban residents have problems with a party-controlled government? This book, collects essays from the best scholars in their fields and examines urban issues, including identifying residents’ concerns, analyzing policy problems, and providing some answers to these pivotal questions. They address this important topic from a Chinese-American perspective through a cooperative interdisciplinary research effort among Chinese-American scholars interested in the subject. Their scholarship makes a significant contribution through multi-faceted components from different fields such as economics, political science, criminal justice, law, anthropology, sociology, and education. The authors introduce and explore the theory and practice of policy patterns, political systems, and social institutions by identifying key issues in Chinese government and society contained within the larger framework of the international sphere. Originally from Beijing, Shanghai, Xi’an, Tianjin, and other cities in China, these authors have received training and advanced degrees from American universities and colleges, thus bringing uncommon perspective and conclusions by focusing on urban studies specific to China. Their endeavors move beyond the existing scholarship and seek to spark new debates and proposed solutions while reflecting on established schools of history, religion, linguistics, and gender studies. Crucial to this volume is the assessment of historical and empirical data found in these essays that place major events in the context of Chinese tradition, its culture, and national security. Using comprehensive coverage to create a broad and solid foundation of knowledge, this collection presents a better understanding of the current Chinese metropolitan climate and includes legitimate issues with city policy implementation.

China s Geography

Author: Gregory Veeck
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742554023
Format: PDF
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Offering the first sustained geography of the reform era, the authors trace the changes occurring in this great and ancient nation across both time and space

Environment Development Agriculture

Author: Bernhard Glaeser
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136881107
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This reissue, first published in 1995, focuses on philosophy and social science in human ecology, and includes case studies dealing with the problems of political implementation of development plans and schemes.


Author: Denis John Dwyer
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Longman Limited
ISBN: 9780582101647
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China: The Next Decades assesses the developmental record of communist government in China since 1949 and the political background of socio-economic change. Particular attention is paid to the period of economic liberalization of the 1980s and the events surrounding the Tiannanmen Square massacre, which resulted in policy revisions. This book reviews developments in China and assesses its probable socio-economic and political future in the next two decades, taking into account the special problems posed by Hong Kong and Taiwan. China: The Next Decades offers an up-to-date and important review of the development problems and policies of communist China. It is essential reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students of geography, development studies, economics, sociology, politics, international relations and environmental studies. It will prove an invaluable reference for policy makers in governments and aid agencies.

Geography Update

Author: Harm de Blij
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 9780471291121
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This introduction to world regional geography uses fundamental concepts to organize the world around developed and less developed regions, while also providing basic systematic geography. Includes major geographically significant world events through the Spring of 1996.

Studies in Segregation and Desegregation

Author: Itzhak Shnell
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing
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Over the past fifty years, numerous geographical concepts and methodologies have been developed to study urban segregation. This volume brings together an international team of scholars, practitioners and policy makers to examine the latest innovative ideas and new conceptual models for the study of segregation.