The Territorial City II – Shanghai Pudong

Carolyn Cartier is a professor of geography and Chinese Studies at the University of Technology Sydney. She collaborates with the Centre for Research on the Administrative Divisions at East China Normal University in Shanghai and the following essay examines the new Shanghai Free Trade Zone in relation to the 2009 expansion of that city’s Pudong New Area … more

Making Capitalism in Rural China: A Review

Michael Webber is a Professorial Fellow in the Department of Resource Management and Geography at the University of Melbourne, and a member of the Association of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia. His book, Making Capitalism in Rural China, published by Edward Elgar (2012), is based on fifteen years of fieldwork in multiple regions … more

The Territorial City

Under the new party-state leadership of Xi Jinping and Li Keqiang, the Chinese government has embarked on an ambitious project of urbanisation that has attracted global interest (see also Mi Shih, ‘Making Rural China Urban’). This contribution by Carolyn Cartier – a professor of geography and urban studies at the University of Technology, Sydney and an … more