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Learning from Shenzhen: China's Post-Mao Experiment from Special Zone to Model City

Mary Ann O'Donnell, Winnie Wong, and Jonathan Bach


Since 1980, the ongoing transformation of rural Bao’an County into Shenzhen Municipality has symbolized and constituted the frontier for China’s post-Mao transition, serving as a model for the country’s urban future. Yet outside China, many have overlooked or dismissed Shenzhen’s importance to domestic and global transformation, even as the city came to dominate contemporary global manufacturing and now sets its sights on becoming one of the world’s largest startup hubs. This multidisciplinary volume brings together, for the first time, a comprehensive approach to Shenzhen from the perspective ... More

Keywords: Shenzhen, urban villages, Post-socialism, China, space, urban planning

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780226401096
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226401263.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mary Ann O'Donnell, editor

Winnie Wong, editor
University of California, Berkeley

Jonathan Bach, editor
The New School

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