Resources on Urbanization
ChinaSource Blog Posts
Unpacking China’s Cities
China’s urbanization today is less about the largest cities that often make the headlines, and more about a host of smaller, yet faster growing, metropolises that will be home to the majority of Chinese in the coming decades.
Chinese Church Voices
A Sojourner’s Story
I remember an auntie from Henan Province. She lived in the single-story district and prayed with us every day. She always prayed for Beijing and blessed Beijing. . . . She left for her hometown after a round of demolitions, or perhaps a forced migration.
Anticipating Urban China
As ChinaSource celebrates 20 years of service we are digging into our archives for articles chronicling the myriad far-reaching changes in China during the past two decades. Here we look at urbanization.
We talk a lot about the massive urbanization that has taken place in China since the 1980s but what does it look like?
While living in Beijing, I came to know well a migrant family. They had arrived in Beijing in the mid-1990s and had managed to find good jobs and earn enough money to buy an apartment and start a family. Even though they did not have a Beijing hukou, they managed to...
Behind China's Urbanization
The Chinese government's release of its latest Gross Domestic Product (GDP) figure of $1,000 per person at the end of 2003 signifies that China is on the verge of becoming a world economic power. It also signifies that full-fledged urbanization has taken off. The traditional Chinese society, rooted in agriculture,...
More Than a Concrete Jungle
Putting today's urban migration in China into historical perspective.
Chongqing—China’s “Mountain City”
An introduction to China's fourth municipality or mega-city—Chongqing.
Rural Urbanization in China
The phrase “rural urbanization,” at first glance, appears to be an oxymoron. Yet it is an apt phrase to describe what has been happening in China, especially in the eastern regions, over the past two decades.
China’s Burgeoning Cities
Urbanization in China is occurring at an accelerated pace. What are its effects upon China and her people?