LSE PKU Summer School ‘The Political Economy of Urbanisation in China and Asia: Globalisation and Uneven Development’

Dr Hyun Bang Shin of the UPD cluster teaches ‘The Political Economy of Urbanisation in China and Asia: Globalisation and Uneven Development’ as part of the LSE-Peking University Summer School 2018.

The LSE-PKU Summer School will run from 6-17 August 2018.
The deadline to apply is 15 June 2018.

OVERVIEW ‘The Political Economy of Urbanisation in China and Asia: Globalisation and Uneven Development’

The course explores the contemporary dynamics of urbanisation in Asia, with special emphasis on cities in China and other East and Southeast Asian economies, which share the experiences of rapid urban development with strong state intervention in the context of condensed industrialisation. The course will benefit from the geographical advantage of taking place in Beijing and make use of a number of China case studies to examine the differences as well as similarities of urban development between Chinese and other Asian cities.

Applying interdisciplinary and comparative perspectives, the course encourages students to develop critical knowledge and comparative understanding of how urban space is transformed in different social, economic and political settings, and what socio-spatial implications are made in a differentiated way upon local populations.

Throughout the course, we ask whether the concepts and theories born out of the (post-)industrial Western urban experiences can be applicable to the understanding of urban Asia. We also ask what are the challenges that cities in East and Southeast Asia face, given its current development trajectory.

Click here for more information about the course and how to apply.

 

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