Urbanization in China

The Path to Harmony and Prosperity

  • Houkai Wei

About this book


This book traces the history of urbanization in China and discusses major problems and challenges the country is facing as it undergoes a profound social transformation. The author argues that as China tries to build not just more but also better cities, i.e., cities that are not only economically competitive but also people- and environment-friendly, it should adopt urbanization strategies and policies that promote integrated development for both rural and urban areas, and coordination among otherwise disparate objectives – such as industrialization, ecological modernization, informatization and cultural heritage preservation – nationwide and at various scales.


China’s urbanization harmonious society prosperous society sustainable development Chinese cities

Authors and affiliations

  • Houkai Wei
    • 1
  1. 1.Chinese Academy of Social SciencesBeijingChina

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Social Sciences Academic Press and Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences Social Sciences (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-981-13-1407-0
  • Online ISBN 978-981-13-1408-7
  • Series Print ISSN 2363-6866
  • Series Online ISSN 2363-6874
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