The Anxious Middle Class of Urban China

  title={The Anxious Middle Class of Urban China},
  author={Tai-lok Lui and Shuo Liu},
  journal={The City in China},
One of the most notable features of urbanization in China in the past two decades is the rise of an urban middle class. From the proliferation of nightlife entertainment in urban hot spots to the consumption of luxurious items and/or foreign brands, the drastic increase in car ownership to the growth of gated communities, cityscape in contemporary China has undergone drastic changes in the course of urbanization and socio-economic re-stratification. The rise of a newly formed middle class in…