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Urbanizing China in War and Peace: The Case of Wuxi County

Toby Lincoln


This book describes how China began its transformation into the world’s largest urban society. It focuses on the urbanization of Wuxi, one hundred miles to the west of Shanghai. In the first three decades of the twentieth century, Wuxi grew rapidly to become the largest industrial city in China outside the treaty ports. Meanwhile, surrounding towns and villages were transformed as life in the countryside became ever more oriented towards the city. Urbanization was driven by the expansion of global industrial capitalism into China at the end of the nineteenth century and the rise of a Nationali ... More

Keywords: Wuxi, China, urban, urbanization, city, war, Japan, countryside, rural, capitalism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780824841003
Published to University Press Scholarship Online: November 2016 DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824841003.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Toby Lincoln, author
University of Leicester