The End of the Village: Planning the Urbanization of Rural China
Nick R. Smith
University of Minnesota Press
Tuesday, June 8, 2021
How China’s expansive new era of urbanization threatens to undermine the foundations of rural life
Centered on the mountainous region of Chongqing, which serves as an experimental site for the country’s new urban development policies, The End of the Village analyzes the radical expansion of urbanization and its consequences for China’s villagers. Offering an unprecedented look at the country’s contentious shift in urban planning and policy, Nick R. Smith exposes the precarious future of rural life in China and suggests a critical reappraisal of how we think about urbanization.
Urban Issues in Asia and the Pacific Rim