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The City in China: New Perspectives on Contemporary Urbanism

Ray Forrest, Julie Ren, and Bart Wissink


In 2015, one hundred years passed since Robert Park penned his seminal article “The City: Suggestions for the investigation of human behaviour in the city environment” in the American Journal of Sociology. It provided an agenda for the Chicago school of urban sociology, which came to shape urban research for decades to come. Since 1915 much has changed, both in the urban world itself and in the urban research that reflects on those transformations. In today’s world of global cities, cities around the world have undergone dramatic development, and nowhere as dramatic as in China. In the world o ... More

Keywords: China, Urbanism, Robert Park, Urban theory

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781529205473
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2020 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781529205473.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ray Forrest, editor
Lingnan University

Julie Ren, editor
Humboldt University

Bart Wissink, editor
City University of Hong Kong