Spatial research on cities in China
- Professor Carolyn Cartier
The geography of power in China: urban expansion and administrative empire
This unprecedented collaboration with Center for Research on the Administrative Divisions in China focuses on discovering how the Chinese state changes subnational territory, especially prefectures and counties, to designate cities and enlarge their territories to propel growth and transformation.
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Governing the city in China: the territorial imperative
This project continues the Australia-China Project on the Administrative Divisions in collaboration with the Center for Research on the Administrative Divisions in China. Building on fieldwork and analysis previously conducted in the Yangzi River delta region, this research focuses on the process of changing the administrative divisions through territorial mergers, cross-regional comparisons between the coast, north, and west, and new research on town-level changes.
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The national civilised city
This project on the ‘civilised city’ in China historicises the development of the national civilised city (Quanguo wenming chengshi 全国文明城市) policy program developed by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Party Publicity (Propaganda) Department.
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Banner image: Shanghai. View toward Liujiazui from East China Normal University. Photograph by C Cartier.