20 Credits AUTUMN

Cannot be taken with: EAS347
Pre-requisites: none


Aims/Description: More than half of the world's population lives in urban areas, and the rate of urbanisation is rising quickly. Urbanisation in China has been an important part of this global development. In the past three decades China has witnessed the largest rural-to-urban migration in human history, and the share of urban population increased dramatically from 21% in 1982 to 51% in 2011. This module provides an overview of rapid urbanisation in the world's most populated country, including its driving forces and social, economic and environmental consequences. It also compares and contrasts China's experience with that of other developing countries.

Restrictions on availability: none

Staff Contact: Dr Yu Chen
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Independent Study
Assessment: Formal Exam, Course work

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