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From Village to City: Social Transformation in a Chinese County Seat

Andrew B. Kipnis


Over the past twenty-five years, the Chinese county seat of Zouping has developed from a relatively impoverished town of thirty thousand people to a bustling city of more than 350,000. It has come to contain factories and high-rises, parks, bus routes, shopping malls, hospitals, and its own bureaucracy, school system, and police force. In this book, Andrew Kipnis depicts the transformations of Zouping as a place, the transformations of the lives of the formerly rural residents as they became urban people, and the interrelations between the two. While examining a site that has been industrializ ... More

Keywords: urbanization, China, social transformation, industrialization, development

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780520289703
Published to California Scholarship Online: September 2016 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520289703.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Andrew B. Kipnis, author
The Australian National University