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Global gentrificationsUneven development and displacement$
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Loretta Lees, Hyun Bang Shin, and Ernesto López-Morales

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9781447313472

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2015

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447313472.001.0001

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Gentrification in China?

Gentrification in China?

(p.329) Seventeen Gentrification in China?
Global gentrifications

Julie Ren

Policy Press

This chapter examines whether gentrification is an effective means to describe the changes urban China is undergoing. It discusses the strategic reasons for studying ‘gentrification’ in China and the potential shortcomings. It is especially concerned that ‘gentrification’ research in China may obscure a more contextually relevant understanding of urban inequality and that rebalancing the equation towards ‘the particular’ might isolate Chinese urbanism in its own parochial frame.

Keywords:   China, context, parochial frame, Chinese urbanism

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