China Connections

Introduction to the Urban History of China

Authors: Fu, Chonglan, Cao, Wenming

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  • Examines how China’s urban development reflects the country's culture and philosophy
  • Showcases the traditional culture which underpins the emergence of cities in modern China
  • Examines the traditional Chinese concepts of yin and yang, bagua, and the Wu Xing
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This book explores China’s urban development, examining the history and culture of Chinese cities and providing a cultural background to the rapid urban development of contemporary China. It offers a new perspective on Chinese urban history, showcasing the traditional culture which underpins the emergence of the modern city and highlighting how traditional Chinese philosophical thought is reflected in the culture of urban planning and architecture in China, notably examining such issues as ‘the integration of man and nature’, yin and yang, bagua, and the Wu Xing.

About the authors

Chonglan Fu is a Research Fellow of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) and has served successively as the Director of the Institute for Urban and Environmental Studies at CASS, the Director of the Urban Development Department of CASS Graduate School, and Professor at the Department of Sociology of GSCASS. He is also a member of the Urban Planning Society of China, Dean of the Institute of Modern Urban-Rural Development Planning of CASS and member of the Beijing Municipality Specialist Counsel Body. 

Wenming Cao is an Associate Professor of the People's Public Security University of China, China. After attending Shandong Normal University's Department of History and the Department of Politics and Law, he started work in 1995 at the Shangdong Annal Compilation Office compiling provincial annals. In 2005, he was awarded a degree of Doctor of Laws from the Graduate School of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.

Table of contents (23 chapters)

Table of contents (23 chapters)
  • Resplendent Brilliance of Chinese Urban History in the World Urban History

    Pages 3-4

    Fu, Chonglan (et al.)

  • The Geographical, Economical, Social and Cultural Background of the History of Chinese Urban Evolution

    Pages 5-25

    Fu, Chonglan (et al.)

  • The Exploration of the Several Major Factors Affecting the Formation and Development of Chinese Cities

    Pages 27-39

    Fu, Chonglan (et al.)

  • Theories and Methods to Study Chinese Urban History

    Pages 41-49

    Fu, Chonglan (et al.)

  • The Origin of Ancient Chinese Cities

    Pages 53-62

    Fu, Chonglan (et al.)

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Hardcover $89.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Introduction to the Urban History of China
Authors
Series Title
China Connections
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
Social Sciences Academic Press
eBook ISBN
978-981-13-8207-9
DOI
10.1007/978-981-13-8207-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-13-8206-2
Softcover ISBN
978-981-13-8209-3
Series ISSN
2662-7868
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXIII, 385
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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