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wealthy mid-sized city in eastern China. In the process of its expansion, many rural villages were incorporated within the county seat’s borders. In addition to the villagers incorporated into the city’s territory as it expanded, many other former rural dwellers moved there from more distant villages. Th is book is about the urbanization of Zouping: the transformations of the place itself, the transformations of the lives of formerly rural but now urban people who live there, and the interrelations between these two types of transformation. Urbanization is one of

United States, and by 191 o it was the fifth largest city in Cali- fornia. Wha t Malcolm Margolin has called the town's "Bucolic Age" was over, and urbanization was well under way. T h e Berke- ley of 1920 in many ways had more in common with today's urban community than it had with the quiet town of 1900. EARTHQUAKE COUNTRY One of the major contributors to growth was the 1906 earthquake. Berkeley, like most of California, is earthquake country. T h e 47 4 8 / URBANIZATION Hayward Fault zone runs along the base of the eastern hills, bi- secting the university

Xianyu had kept his struggles over his land secret from his sons in order to save them from anxiety, and when they heard word of their father’s death, they hurried home in shock. 6 Paradoxes of Urbanization 142 p a r a d o x e s o f u r b a n i z a t i o n This chapter examines the distributional outcomes of land expropria- tion in Landing Village. While some villagers, particularly those with a foothold in the urban formal economy, such as Wang Deihua’s two daugh- ters, were smoothly absorbed into the urban district, those working in the informal economy

89 2 Urbanization and Economic Networks According to Pausanias, Lysimachos consigned Lebedos to the synoikism of Ephe- sos not because Lebedos lacked suffi cient resources or population to exist inde- pendently but “in order that the synteleia [joint contribution] for Ephesos might become great.”1 Ephesos itself indeed became great, rising from its position of rela- tive economic parity with the cities of Ionia and Aiolis in the previous centuries2 to the foremost entrepôt of Asia Minor.3 Pausanias’s language points to the eco- nomic priority underlying the

Conclusion: Urbanization and Social Reform Symbolic of Russia's economic, political, and cultural dynamism in the late imperial period were its rapidly growing cities. Expansion and structural shifts of the economy, as well as unprecedented population growth and mobility, created a dynamic urban environment, especially in the two metropolises, St. Petersburg and Moscow. The strains of rapid urban growth—chaotic economic expansion and urban sprawl, the development of a casually employed labor force, a highly transient immigrant population, shortages of

of rural land rights means the disruption of livelihoods, which the state mends by expanding the urban welfare state. Yet the urban welfare state, as villagers discover, does not confer benefits equally on residents who are dislocated from rural land. 5 Urbanization and the New Rural Economy 112 u r b a n i z a t i o n a n d t h e n e w r u r a l e c o n o m y In the countryside, rural hukou status guarantees use rights to land, but although land provides security, it is also a yoke, confining rural people to a subsistence-oriented farming economy that

- stand these contemporary problems in full without placing them in a long history of food industrialization, a history that is the focus of this chapter. What we think of as “industrial food” in the present is the product of a complex set of interrelated technological, economic, social, and political transformations that have unfolded over the course of sev- eral hundred years. A familiar but fl awed view of these processes sees chapter 5 Industrialization Technology, Rationality, and Urbanization Industrialization | 77 the Industrial Revolution as a

194 S E V E N Regional Urbanization and the End of the Metropolis Era Regional urbanization has been referred to many times in earlier chapters. What I plan to do here, in addition to providing further clarifi cation and elabo- ration of the concept, is to argue as strongly as I can just how profound a change regional urbanization represents in both the nature of the urbanization process and how we think about cities and urban change. Defi ned as a transformative shift from a metropolitan model, regional urbanization requires much more than a simple name