A Unique Path: The Evolution of China’s Urban-Rural Relationship

Part of the Advances in 21st Century Human Settlements book series (ACHS)


The flow of information, cultures, goods, capital, and human resources echo off each other inside the network, while offering urban-rural integration based on market economy in traditional Chinese societies. Grassroot market towns and village markets were actually very well developed in traditional Chinese societies. In the extensive connections among urban and rural lives, business transactions brought about by the flow of every single production and life element determined the model for China’s traditional society—market economy.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Architecture, School of Design and EnvironmentNational University of SingaporeSingaporeSingapore

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