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

The spatial dimension of Chinese urbanization

  • Xiaopei Yan
Human Geography in China


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.


Hierarchy Level Quadrat Analysis Quadrat Size City Development Urban Hierarchy 
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Authors and Affiliations

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

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