Chinese Urban Planning at Fifty: An Assessment of the Planning Theory Literature

@article{Tang2000ChineseUP,
  title={Chinese Urban Planning at Fifty: An Assessment of the Planning Theory Literature},
  author={Wing-Shing Tang},
  journal={Journal of Planning Literature},
  year={2000},
  volume={14},
  pages={347 - 366}
}
  • Wing-Shing Tang
  • Published 1 February 2000
  • Engineering
  • Journal of Planning Literature
This article reviews the literature on urban planning in China. The literature has traditionally viewed urban planning in terms of changing styles over time. It was found wanting both methodologically and theoretically. Methodologically, it has failed to situate the various styles of governmental practices. Theoretically, the socialist state has been uniformly conceptualized as homogeneous and monolithic. This has led to the adoption of a technorational concept of urban planning, which, in turn… 
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