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The concrete dragon; China's urban revolution and what it means for the world.


The concrete dragon; China's urban revolution and what it means for the world.

Campanella, Thomas J.

Princeton Architectural Pr.


334 pages




The current "Urban Revolution" in China over the last twenty years is observed by Campanella (U. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill), who asserts that these sudden paradigm shifts toward Westernization may be more costly than originally thought. Citing the widening gap between the upper and lower classes as a galvanizing point, the author provides a cautionary tale where the Chinese countrysides are abandoned in favor of the rolling economies in the large cities. Written from the point of view of urban planning, this book may also appeal to general audiences as well.

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