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The City in China : New Perspectives On Contemporary Urbanism, Paperback / softback Book

The City in China : New Perspectives On Contemporary Urbanism Paperback / softback

Edited by Ray Forrest, Julie Ren


In 1915 Robert Park penned his seminal paper "The City: Suggestions for the investigation of human behaviour in the city environment".

This essay provided an agenda for the Chicago School of Urban Sociology, which formed the basis of urban research for decades. Given that China's urban centres now occupy the spotlight that once belonged to American cities, Park's essay is a platform and point of departure for this volume, which gathers together reflections from a broad range of urban China specialists to consider Park's (ir)relevance today - for cities in China, for questions about the social life of the city and for urban research more generally. Essential for a broad range of urban studies scholars, this book is an invaluable teaching resource and a useful tool for policy-makers and planners.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 272 pages, 10 Tables, black and white; 30 Illustrations, black and white
  • Publisher: Bristol University Press
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  • Category: Urban communities
  • ISBN: 9781529205527