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Former Scholar Xuefei Ren Explores Urban China In Latest Book

Ren's book Urban China examines the past trajectories, present conditions, and future prospects of Chinese urbanization, by investigating five key themes - governance, migration, landscape, inequality, and cultural economy.

Former Scholar Xuefei Ren Explores Urban China In Latest Book

Former scholar Xuefei Ren's recently released book Urban China, explores the "unprecedented urban growth" in China.  "This concise and engaging book examines the past trajectories, present conditions, and future prospects of Chinese urbanization, by investigating five key themes - governance, migration, landscape, inequality, and cultural economy. Based on a comprehensive evaluation of the literature and original research materials, Ren offers a critical account of the Chinese urban condition after the first decade of the twenty-first century."

Urban China by Xuefei Ren is available now from Polity.

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Xuefei Ren

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Assistant Professor of Sociology and Global Urban Studies, Michigan State University and Faculty Associate, Center for Chinese Studies, University of Michigan
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