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Ghost Cities of China: The Story of Cities without People in the World's Most Populated Country
Published by Zed Books Ltd
Looking through the lens of new cities, Ghost Cities of China shows the new society that's being created to live in them.
Featuring everything from sports stadiums to shopping malls, hundreds of new cities in China stand empty, with hundreds more set to be built by 2030. Between now and then, the country's urban population will leap to over one billion, as the central government kicks its urbanization initiative into overdrive. In the process, traditional social structures are being torn apart, and a rootless, semi-displaced, consumption orientated culture rapidly taking their place. Ghost Cities of China is an enthralling dialogue driven, on-location search for an understanding of China's new cities and the reasons why many currently stand empty.
* 1. The New Map of China * 2. Clearing the Land * 3. Of New Cities and Ghost Cities * 4. When Construction Ends the Building Begins * 5. Megacities Inside of Megacities * 6. A New City, A New Identity * 7. No Going Back * 8. Powering the New China * 9. Staying Afloat * 10. What Ghost Cities Become
Wade Shepard is Editor in Chief at The China Chronicle
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