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Advances in 21st Century Human Settlements

Online Urbanization

Online Services in China’s Rural Transformation

Authors: Li, Zi

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  • Deepens readers’ understanding of the new urban-rural relationship created by online services in China, drawing on representative case studies to do so 
  • Introduces a new framework for assessing online urbanization
  • Discusses how the urbanization pattern relates to urbanization in developing countries
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This book highlights the new urban–rural relationship that has emerged under the influence of e-commerce in China. In this regard, it presents case studies on the Suichang rural e-commerce model and Alibaba’s rural strategy, together with analyses of online service in China. Furthermore, by means of a brief review of the urban–rural relationship throughout China’s history, and of academic literature on the study of space, it explains the special logic of urbanization in China. As such, the book makes a valuable contribution to the body of literature on the space of flows and grassrooting, aspects that are essential to appreciating the complexity of the new urban–rural relationship in underdeveloped areas (including developing countries and underdeveloped areas in developed countries) in the ongoing information era.

About the authors

Dr. Li Zi has substantial experience in urbanization in Europe and Asia, especially in China. He is the co-founder of I-Village and the Rural Community Development Group (RCDG), a researcher at the National University of Singapore and a guest researcher at Alibaba’s New Rural Institute. He hold PhD (National University of Singapore) and Master (TU Delft) in Urbanism. His research focuses on exploring the new spatial distribution of urban–rural China, taking into account the emergence of online services and e-commerce systems.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Online Urbanization
Book Subtitle
Online Services in China’s Rural Transformation
Authors
Series Title
Advances in 21st Century Human Settlements
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-13-3603-4
DOI
10.1007/978-981-13-3603-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-13-3602-7
Series ISSN
2198-2546
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIX, 218
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