Skip navigation
Skip navigation
Open Research will be down for maintenance between 8:00 and 8:15 am on Tuesday, December 1 2020.

Peripheral urbanism: making history on China's northwest frontier

Cliff, Thomas


This paper analyses the motives, processes, and effects of urbanisation in Korla, a small but rapidly expanding city in northwest China, where the author conducted over two years of fieldwork. The paper aims to show that the historical monuments of the urban environment are physical manifestations of a stirring, and often violent, program of ideational and socio-economic change that is directed at the periphery and all of its residents – even as some of those residents are also posed as agents...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2013
Type: Journal article
Source: China Perspectives 3 (2013): 13-23
DOI: .4000/chinaperspectives.6249


File Description SizeFormat Image
Cliff Peripheral urbanism 2013.pdf2.35 MBAdobe PDFThumbnail

Items in Open Research are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.

Updated:  19 May 2020/ Responsible Officer:  University Librarian/ Page Contact:  Library Systems & Web Coordinator