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The Resource China's urban billion : the story behind the biggest migration in human history, Tom Miller

China's urban billion : the story behind the biggest migration in human history, Tom Miller

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China's urban billion : the story behind the biggest migration in human history
Title
China's urban billion
Title remainder
the story behind the biggest migration in human history
Statement of responsibility
Tom Miller
Creator
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • chi
  • eng
Summary
"By 2030, China's cities will be home to 1 billion people one in every eight people on earth. What kind of lives will China's urban billion lead? And what will China's cities be like? Over the past thirty years, China's urban population expanded by 500 million people, and is on track to swell by a further 300 million by 2030. Hundreds of millions of these new urban residents are rural migrants, who lead second-class lives without access to urban benefits. Even those lucky citizens who live in modern tower blocks must put up with clogged roads, polluted skies and cityscapes of unremitting ugliness. The rapid expansion of urban China is astonishing, but new policies are urgently needed to create healthier cities. Combining on-the-ground reportage and up-to-date research, this pivotal book explains why China has failed to reap many of the economic and social benefits of urbanization, and suggests how these problems can be resolved. If its leaders get urbanization right, China will surpass the United States and cement its position as the world's largest economy. But if they get it wrong, China could spend the next twenty years languishing in middle-income torpor, its cities pockmarked by giant slums."--Publisher's description
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Cataloging source
BTCTA
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Miller, Tom
Dewey number
304.80951
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HB2114.A3
LC item number
M545 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Asian arguments
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  • Urban-rural migration
  • Rural-urban migration
  • Rural-urban migration
  • Urbanization
  • Migration, Internal
Label
China's urban billion : the story behind the biggest migration in human history, Tom Miller
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : the biggest migration in human history -- By the sweat of their brows : the people who built urban China -- Passport to purgatory : fixing the Hukou system -- Farm versus factory : the battle over land -- The construction orgy : paving the fields -- Ghost towns in the desert : how China builds its cities -- A billion wallets : what china's new urbanites will and won't buy -- Conclusion : civilizing the cities
Control code
796757192
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
vii, 192 pages
Isbn
9781780321424
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
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Label
China's urban billion : the story behind the biggest migration in human history, Tom Miller
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : the biggest migration in human history -- By the sweat of their brows : the people who built urban China -- Passport to purgatory : fixing the Hukou system -- Farm versus factory : the battle over land -- The construction orgy : paving the fields -- Ghost towns in the desert : how China builds its cities -- A billion wallets : what china's new urbanites will and won't buy -- Conclusion : civilizing the cities
Control code
796757192
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
vii, 192 pages
Isbn
9781780321424
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map

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