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China’s Urbanization and Socioeconomic Impact

  • Zongli Tang

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. New Urbanization, Industrialization, and Impact on Policies

  3. Urbanization and Impact on Regional Development

  4. Urban Development and Impact on Women and Environment

  5. Urbanization and Impact on Rural Clans, Rural Clan Culture, and Villages

About this book


This book examines the impacts of China’s urbanization on the country’s economic development, clan culture, rural societies, minority resident areas, natural environment, women, and public policy reforms, drawing on official statistics, independent survey data, archives, and fieldwork research to do so. Adopting a cross-disciplinary perspective, the book places special emphasis on issues that have been neglected in prior studies, and provides up-to-date information, reports, and analyses based on the latest events. Further, it considers future directions and strategies regarding urban development, discusses regional urbanization in selected poor and “backward” western provinces, analyzes changes in traditional clan culture brought on by urbanization, and explores evolutions in local clan societies in the Qin and Han Dynasties when cities expanded and business flourished. Lastly, the book examines the effects of infrastructure-related determinants on urban expansion rates and urban land prices, demonstrates the ebbs and flows of public opinion regarding various environmental issues, discusses planned real estate tax reform, and assesses the impact of demographic and socioeconomic changes on young unmarried women.


Urbanization China’s Economic Development Fieldwork Research China's Studies Traditional Clan Culture Socioeconomic Changes Cultural Studies

Editors and affiliations

  • Zongli Tang
    • 1
  1. 1.College of Public Policy and JusticeAuburn University at MontgomeryMontgomeryUSA

About the editors

Zongli Tang is a Professor at the College of Public Policy and Justice, Auburn University at Montgomery, USA. His research areas include urban sociology, cultural studies, political economy, and population studies. His research works include Rural Investigations in Southern Anhui, published by Wuhan University Press in 2012, and Maoism and Chinese Culture, and China’s Foreign Economic Policy in Post-Mao Time, published by Nova Science in 1996.

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