chapter  13
Migrant enclaves and impacts of redevelopment policy in Chinese cities: Li Zhang
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Dynamic urbanization during the reform period has led to the emergence of a new spatial and social space in Chinese cities, so-called urban villages (chengzhongcun in Chinese).1 During the process of urbanization, many villages adjacent to the city have been spatially encompassed or annexed by the expanding city, forming a distinctive rural landscape within the city’s boundaries. Their rural status remains unchanged, however. This kind of geo-social landscape has commonly appeared in Chinese cities, especially in those that have experienced a rapid pace of urbanization.