GeoJournal

, Volume 21, Issue 1–2, pp 13–23 | Cite as

The spatial dimension of Chinese urbanization

  • Xiaopei Yan
Human Geography in China

Abstract

This paper focuses on four interrelated aspects of the spatial dimension of city development. Attention is paid initially to the basic geography of urbanization, before turning to an analysis of recent trends in the pattern of urbanization. Spatial biases throughout the present-day hierarchy are then investigated and, finally, the relationships between urbanization patterns and economic planning belts are considered.

Keywords

Hierarchy Level Quadrat Analysis Quadrat Size City Development Urban Hierarchy 

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Xiaopei Yan
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of GeographySouthwest China Teachers UniversityChongqingPR China

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