Strategic Modelling: “Building a New Socialist Countryside” in Three Chinese Counties

August 22, 2014
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Paper by Anna L. Ahlersn (University of Bonn) and Gunter Schubert (University of Tübingen).


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The hukou and land tenure systems as two middle income traps: the case of modern China

August 21, 2014
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Paper by Guangzhong James Wen (Trinity College) and Xiong Jinwu (Tsinghua University, Beijing). Final version will be published in Frontiers of Economics in China.


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UrbaChina Newsletter 2014-33 (August)

August 20, 2014
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UrbaChina Newsletter 2014-33 (August)

The UrbaChina Newsletter 2014-33 (August) is now published.


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“Beauty of China and picturesque countryside” photo competition

August 19, 2014
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“Beauty of China and picturesque countryside” photo competition

A photo competition is being held by the China News Photography Association, the Guangdong Branch of Xinhua News Agency, Xiqiao Town and Nanhai District Committeeon the theme of "Beauty of China and Picturesque Countryside".


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A coal free Beijing?

August 18, 2014
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China decided to ban coal use in Beijing by 2020


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Policy actors and policy making for better migrant health in China from a policy network perspective

August 17, 2014
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This paper is part of a series of outputs from the research project on Migration and Health in China.Given the phenomenal scale of internal migration in China, migrant health has become a prominent policy issue.


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China’s emerging eco-cities

August 16, 2014
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This paper studies three eco-new town projects, including Dongdan Eco-city, Binhai Eco-city, and Qingdao Eco-block.


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Midday siesta

August 15, 2014
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Midday siesta

This photo was taken last April at the back of the Huguang Guild Hall in Chongqing, just after lunch, the time of the siesta, a sacred custom in China.


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From socialist danwei to new danwei

August 14, 2014
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A paper by Chai Yanwei (Beijing University), about the concept of the new danwei.


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UrbaChina Newsletter 2014-32 (August)

August 13, 2014
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UrbaChina Newsletter 2014-32 (August)

The UrbaChina Newsletter 2014-32 (August) is now published.


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Outdoor activities in gated communities

August 11, 2014
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Outdoor activities in a gated community in Xiamen. Green spaces, an indicator of social status?


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Public health: A sustainable plan for China’s drinking water

August 10, 2014
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Tackling pollution and using different grades of water for different tasks is more efficient than making all water potable, say Tao Tao and Kunlun Xin.


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The Third Conference of East Asian Environmental History (EAEH2015)

August 9, 2014
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The Third Conference of East Asian Environmental History (EAEH2015)

Beyond borders. Oceans, mountains, and rivers in East Asia.


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The race for expansion – Cerdá Year

August 8, 2014
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The race for expansion – Cerdá Year

Exactly 150 years ago, on the 7th of June 1859, the Plan for Reform and Development of Barcelona was approved. This was the work of one of Ildefonso Cerdá. The Plan is considered to be a pioneer in the development of modern urbanism.


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Megacities of Asia

August 7, 2014
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A three-parts series, published in the South China Morning Post.


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