Misconceptions and Complexities in the Study of China's Cities: Definitions, Statistics, and Implications

@article{Chan2007MisconceptionsAC,
  title={Misconceptions and Complexities in the Study of China's Cities: Definitions, Statistics, and Implications},
  author={Kam Wing Chan},
  journal={Eurasian Geography and Economics},
  year={2007},
  volume={48},
  pages={383 - 412}
}
  • K. Chan
  • Published 1 July 2007
  • Economics
  • Eurasian Geography and Economics
A noted American authority on urbanization and the household registration system in China reviews and clarifies factors leading to misunderstanding and misconceptions regarding the number of inhabitants of China's major cities. Principal sources of confusion linked to reliance on official statistical sources are the multi-layered meanings of the term "city" and, consequently, simultaneous publication and use of a multitude of official population statistics for the country's "cities." Other… 
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