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The Guangdong Model of Urbanisation: Collective village land and the making of a new middle class

Chung, Him; Unger, Jonathan


In some parts of China - and especially in Guangdong Province in southern China - rural communities have retained ownership of much of their land when its use is converted into urban neighbourhoods or industrial zones. In these areas, the rural collectives, rather than disappearing, have converted themselves into property companies and have been re-energised and strengthened as rental income pours into their coffers. The native residents, rather than being relocated, usually remain in the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2013
Type: Journal article
Source: China Perspectives
DOI: 10.4000/chinaperspectives.6258


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