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Globalization and the Chinese City

Course Description: 

Dynamics of China¿s urban transformation and contemporary city life in the context of globalization. Applying interdisciplinary and comparative perspectives to selected themes related to the distinctive characteristics of China¿s urban development, students gain critical knowledge and understanding of how Chinese urban space is transformed by the forces of globalization, urbanization, marketization, and political decentralization; socio-spatial implications upon urban residents and the migrant population. Opportunities and challenges that Chinese cities face, given its current urban development strategies and trajectories. Field trips and site visits.

Subject: 
OSPBEIJ
Subject (Full): 
Overseas Studies in Beijing
Academic Year: 
2016-2017
General Education Requirement(s): 
WAY-SI
Geography: 
China