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The Great Urban TransformationPolitics of Land and Property in China$
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You-tien Hsing

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199568048

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199568048.001.0001

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A New Territorial Order

A New Territorial Order

(p.211) Chapter 8 A New Territorial Order
The Great Urban Transformation

You‐tien Hsing (Contributor Webpage)

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Chapter 8 broadens the scope of this book and makes programmatic connections both between the urbanized local state and China's emerging territorial order, and between civic territoriality and the prospects of grassroots mobilization in Chinese cities and the countryside. Both issues are at the center of the recent property crisis and rural reform in China. On the former, the author proposes that while state power is restructured through the double movement of power decentralization and reconcentration among competing local states, leading cities of metropolitan regions rise to dominate the new territorial order. On the latter, two theoretical connections can be made between civic territoriality and social activism. The first one responds to debates on the relative importance of community and class in urban social movements; the second examines rural collectivism and suggests that while much‐criticized collective land ownership persists in China, peasants' collective organization and identity have been paradoxically dismantled to a significant extent.

Keywords:   metropolitan region, political economy of scale, territorial order, land superintendent, property crisis, community, class, social activism, privatization, rural reform

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