From Chicago to Shenzen

Reconsidering the Urban through China

Edited by Ray Forrest, Julie Ren, and Bart Wissink

From Chicago to Shenzen

Edited by Ray Forrest, Julie Ren, and Bart Wissink

Distributed for Bristol University Press

88 pages | 6 1/4 x 9 1/4
Cloth $115.00 ISBN: 9781447346326 Will Publish May 2019 For sale in North and South America only

2015 marked the one-hundredth anniversary of the publication of  Robert Park’s “The City,” a seminal work that would shape urban sociology for decades to come. From Chicago to Shenzen uses Park’s essay as a jumping-off point for a series of essays on urban life, shifting the focus from Chicago to contemporary China. Specialists on urban China reflect on the relevance of Park’s essay today–for cities in China, for the field of urban research, and for larger questions about studying the social life of the city. Contributors from a wide range of disciplines discuss how Park’s questions can be transplanted to this new realm, or whether they should be at all. From Chicago to Shenzen offers readers a timely respite from the eruption of urban China research and a chance to reflect on its broader theoretical connections to one of the seminal figures in urban studies. The book should prove a valuable addition to scholarship on urban theory and urban China, as well as useful for teaching in both urban geography and urban sociology. This book is intended for a broad audience of urban studies scholars from geography and sociology, as well as policy-makers and planners.

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