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Future urban-rural relationship in China: comparison in a global context
KTH, Urbana och regionala studier.
KTH, Urbana och regionala studier.
KTH, Urbana och regionala studier.
2010 (English)In: China Agricultural Economic Review, ISSN 1756-137X, E-ISSN 1756-1388, Vol. 2, no 4, 396-411 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to make a general comparison between urban-rural relationship in China and that in the developed countries, aiming to draw some experiences based on which future tendencies of urban-rural relationship in China could be predicted.

Design/methodology/approach – The core analysis of this paper examines how the urban-rural relationship develops especially when urbanization rate reaches a very high level. Through literature review, this paper explores the evolution of urban-rural relationship in developed nations by referring to some international cities in different industrial stages. In parallel, it goes through this relationship in China from 1949 until now.

Findings – This paper shows that future urbanization development in China will be generated largely by rural-urban migration especially the eastern-inclined migration while rural industrialization-lead urbanization would develop at the provincial level. It also points that education and training to the labor force is the crucial issue to future urbanization development in China.

Originality/value – The obvious value of this paper is to predict, through a historical review and comparison, urban-rural relationship in China when it is approaching to high urbanization level. Literature review finds some experiences in developed countries that will somehow take place in China. It also analyzes the eastern-oriented rural-urban migration, rural industrialization and their influence on urban-rural relationship in China.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Bingley: Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2010. Vol. 2, no 4, 396-411 p.
Keyword [en]
Knowledge economy, China, Urban regions, Rural regions
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Social and Economic Geography
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-25999DOI: 10.1108/17561371011097713ISI: 000208393000002Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-79955109478OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hj-25999DiVA: diva2:794911
Available from: 2011-09-09 Created: 2015-03-12 Last updated: 2015-03-13Bibliographically approved

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