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Development of Manufacturing Towns in the 1980s and 1990s

  • Yue GongEmail author
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Abstract

This chapter outlines the early stages of the governance of rural migrants in the manufacturing towns of China. It introduces the three governing authorities—local governments, village collectives, and industrialists—and discusses their role in the skewed development of manufacturing towns. Gong points out polarized and artery-oriented spatial patterns of towns and villages, in which migrants dwell on the periphery and the authorities occupy the center. These spatial patterns have anchored migrants’ everyday lives and governance by authorities since the early reform period.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Shenzhen Graduate SchoolPeking UniversityShenzhenChina

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