Editorial - Urban Transformations and Contemporary Art in China

Jiang, Jiehong (2020) Editorial - Urban Transformations and Contemporary Art in China. Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art, 7 (2/3). pp. 171-176. ISSN 2051-7041

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Abstract

In the recent decades, China has experienced an ‘urban revolution’ (e.g. Wu 2007; Campanella 2008), whose scale and speed are unprecedented in human history for both the increase of construction projects and urban population. Existing scholarship on the topic explores the tangible and quantifiable aspects of the urban transformation, such as policy changes, physical development and expansion of cities including the construction boom, rural-urban migration, and inevitably, widening social inequality (e.g., Friedmann 2005; Hsing 2010; Zhang 2011). At the same time, more attention should be given to the intangible processes of transformation, such as how individual urban residents experience and perceive their changing cities through cultural means for a more holistic and multifaceted understanding of urban aspiration and its consequences in China.

Item Type: Article
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1386/jcca_00024_2
Date: 1 December 2020
Subjects: T100 Chinese studies
W100 Fine Art
Divisions: Faculty of Arts, Design and Media > School of Art
Depositing User: Lauren Walden
Date Deposited: 04 Mar 2021 13:44
Last Modified: 04 Mar 2021 13:44
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/11214

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