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The Leap to the City: Resistance and transition in a Chinese village facing urbanisation

Boris Svartzman
Translated by Michael Black
p. 41-52

Abstract

This article is based on a field survey conducted in a village whose lands were expropriated, its homes destroyed, and its inhabitants relocated to two blocks of flats built about a hundred metres from the village, and in which new neighbourhood administrations were set up. Supervision of the evictions by local authorities seems crucial in the process of adapting former villagers to their status as urban dwellers. However, the interactions between cadres and people in their new urban setting cannot be understood without taking into account the resistance that preceded the eviction, a resistance that we will seek to reconstruct.

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References

Bibliographical reference

Boris Svartzman, « The Leap to the City: Resistance and transition in a Chinese village facing urbanisation », China Perspectives, 2013/1 | 2013, 41-52.

Electronic reference

Boris Svartzman, « The Leap to the City: Resistance and transition in a Chinese village facing urbanisation », China Perspectives [Online], 2013/1 | 2013, Online since 01 March 2016, connection on 20 November 2017. URL : http://chinaperspectives.revues.org/6104

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About the author

Boris Svartzman

Boris Svartzman is a doctoral research fellow at the EHESS-CECMC (School for Advanced Studies in Social Sciences - Research Center on Modern and Contemporary China).

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