Chen, Ting,

A state beyond the state : Shenzhen and the transformation of urban China /​ Ting Chen. - xxii, 296 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

Includes bibliographical references.

A.Zone Pioneers
1979 to Mid-1990s: The Birth of SOE-Lands and the Preparation for China's `Open Door' Policy
1.1.Comprehensive Zones with a Single Zone Builder: Urban Experiments in Progress
1.2.Professional Zones with Multiple Zone Builders: `Building Nests to Attract Phoenixes'
From the Mid-1990s: Protecting SOE-Lands from Government Intrusion
2.1.Redevelopment: Land Sale, Reuse and Densification
2.2.Legitimization of Land Ownership: The Great-Red-Line Agreement
From the Early 2000s: SOEs as Omnipotent Developers in Chinese Cities
3.1.Central SOEs as Developers: Countrywide Expansion
3.2.Provincial SOEs, Municipal SOEs and District SOEs as Developers: Citywide or Further Expansion
Redrawing the Boundaries, Restructuring the City
B.City Developers
Territorial Expansion into the Sea
1.1.Thirty Years of Land Reclamation
1.2.SOEs as Leading Developers Along the Coastline
Contents note continued: Urban Redevelopment in the `City Without History'
2.1.Thirty Years of Urban Renewal
2.2.Urban Renewal in Villages: Nationalization of Rural Land
2.3.Urban Renewal in Industrial Zones: `Industrial Upgrading'
2.4.Renovation as a Temporary Strategy
Upgrading in Plan, Segregation in Reality
C.Urban Participants
Shangbu Industrial Zone
1.1.The 1980s: Constructing the High-Priority Industrial Zone
1.2.The 1990s: Exploring a Post-Manufacturing Economy
1.3.Late 1990s to Mid-2000s: Developing China's No.1 Electronics Market
1.4.Mid-2000s to Early 2010s: Striving for an `Upgrading'
Southpetro Comprehensive Development Base
2.1.The 1980s: The Unplanned Zone Development
1998: An Uncontrollable Real Estate Fever
2003: The Downfall and Dismantling of the SOE Landlord
2.4.The 2000s: The `Free Rein' Transformation of Southpetro's Eastern Area
2.5.Early 2010s: Growing Government Attention
Contents note continued: Shahe State Farm
Late 1970s: A Pseudo-Military Danwei
3.2.The 1980s: Splitting the Farm, Developing Industries
3.3.The 1990s
2003: Competing for Land
2009: Maintaining Social Stability for a `Harmonious Society'
3.5.The 2000s
Early 2010s: Becoming a Vibrant Habitat
3.6.Early 2010s: A Renewal Plan on the Way
Self-Evolving SOE-Lands as Indispensable Complementary Neighbourhoods of the City.

"Supported by numerous interviews and primary data, this book points out the threats posed by typical large-scale projects of single SOEs (Stateowned enterprises), and further shows alternative development potentials that match the long-term socioeconomic demand, by learning from self-evolving SOE areas shaped by the combined forces of various public and private stakeholders. Since China's 1980s economic reform, the ubiquitous semi-marketized SOEs have established themselves as immovable landholders in the urban landscape. To improve our understanding of the Chinese SOE urbanism, Ting Chen made a first-hand account and evaluation of various SOEs' urban performances and the differing socioeconomic influences of SOE land transformations. The urban core of the Special Economic Zone Shenzhen, largely constructed by SOEs, was chosen as the case study."--Back cover.

9789462083493 (paperback)

Cities and towns--Growth.--China
City planning--China.

711 CHE / 011639
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