The causes and consequences of rapid urbanisation in an ethnically diverse region
In contrast with China's coastal regions, where rural urbanisation has largely been a result of industrialisation, urbanisa- tion in the once predominantly rural towns of the interior is sometimes driven by local government policies. This article focuses on a case study of Zhongdian (Shangri-la), where urbanisation has mainly been driven by tourism. It shows that while the problem of land seizures has been generally less violent in this sparsely populated area of the interior, the urbanisation...[Show more]
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