Reinterpretation of China's under-urbanization: a systemic perspective

  title={Reinterpretation of China's under-urbanization: a systemic perspective},
  author={L. Zhang and S. Zhao},
  journal={Habitat International},
  • L. Zhang, S. Zhao
  • Published 2003
  • Economics
  • Habitat International
  • Abstract Under-urbanization, defined as the achievement of a high industrial growth without a parallel growth of urban population, can be plausibly viewed as a typical phenomenon of socialist economies and is widely recognized in the special case of China. This paper highlights the characteristics of China's under-urbanization and demonstrates system-related elements with specific linkages to the process of urbanization. In contrast to the thrust of the extant literature on urbanization in the… CONTINUE READING
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