Re-examining the Emerging Chinese Social Landscape

Type: Paper
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Day: 4/7/2019
Start / End Time: 8:00 AM / 9:40 AM (MDT)
Room: Marriott Ballroom Salon 2, Marriott, Lobby Level
Organizers: Shu-Wei Tsai, Jiong Wu
Chairs: Jiong Wu

Call for Submissions

We welcome papers with researches focus on contemporary Chinese urban-rural landscapes and/or the formation/deformation/transformation of the social subjectivity. If you are interested in participating in the session: in addition to registering your abstract for the conference on the AAG website, please submit a copy of your abstract along with your AAG PIN to Jiong (Abingo) Wu ( and Shu-Wei Tsai ( no later than Nov.12, 2018.


This session aims to discuss the socio-spatial dynamics of Chinese urbanization. As the market-oriented economy of China has transformed the landscape of Chinese metropolis and their suburban landscape, this process also shapes subjectivity and identity of people working and living in cities. We start the inquiries of how people identify with where they live and how they adapt or adjust the circumstance of their living conditions, this session will explore urban housing, community life, landscape, and local identity from the perspective of human geography, architecture, anthropology, and cultural landscape studies.


Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter Jiong Wu*, Syracuse University, The Making of the Village Middle Class: New Living Landscapes and Social Subjectivities in Chinese Peri-urban Villages 20 8:00 AM
Presenter Shu-Wei Tsai*, University of California - Berkeley, Nostalgic Gentrification: Resettlement Communities along the Grand Canal in Hangzhou, China 20 8:20 AM
Presenter Qian LU*, Tsinghua Univeristy, Lu YANG, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Tianyu ZHU, Technical University Munich, Sunken Village on the Loess Plateau: The Transformation of Rural Settlement Landscape in Liangjiazhuang Village, Shaanxi Province, China 20 8:40 AM
Presenter Shuang Wu*, Hong Kong Baptist University, The Deterritorialization of State-owned Enterprises in Northeast China 20 9:00 AM

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