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Guest Editors’ Introduction: The Urban In-Between

Guest Editors’ Introduction: The Urban In-Between Downloaded from http://read.dukeupress.edu/positions/article-pdf/30/3/411/1615585/411chu.pdf by DEEPDYVE INC user on 12 August 2022 Nellie Chu, Ralph Litzinger, Mengqi Wang, and Qian Zhu Introduction This special issue highlights a range of cross- disciplinary approaches to the study of China’s chengzhongcun 城中村 (urban villages). We take urban vil- lages, or “villages surrounded by the city,” as a method in thinking about the contradictions, contestations, and transformations that underlie the pro- cesses of postsocialist transformation in China. While a number of inte-r disciplinary scholars have conducted studies on urban villages in China, particularly in Shenzhen and Guangzhou (Siu 2007; He and Wu 2009; Bach 2010; Al 2014; O’Donnell, Wong, and Bach 2017; Buckingham and Chen 2018), fewer works have taken a historical and cross- regional perspective of urban villages across multiple Chinese cities. To this end, we take a broader, critical look at several urban villages across Beijing, Shanghai, Nanjing, Zhengzhou, and Guangzhou. Through ethnographic, archival, and visual positions 30:3 doi 10.1215/10679847-9723646 Copyright 2022 by Duke University Press Downloaded from http://read.dukeupress.edu/positions/article-pdf/30/3/411/1615585/411chu.pdf by DEEPDYVE INC user on 12 August 2022 positions 30:3 August 2022 412 analyses, we examine changing relations of land, labor, and governance in the context of rapid urbanization. As spaces of constant http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png positions Duke University Press

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Downloaded from http://read.dukeupress.edu/positions/article-pdf/30/3/411/1615585/411chu.pdf by DEEPDYVE INC user on 12 August 2022 Nellie Chu, Ralph Litzinger, Mengqi Wang, and Qian Zhu Introduction This special issue highlights a range of cross- disciplinary approaches to the study of China’s chengzhongcun 城中村 (urban villages). We take urban vil- lages, or “villages surrounded by the city,” as a method in thinking about the contradictions, contestations, and transformations that underlie the pro- cesses of postsocialist transformation in China. While a number of inte-r disciplinary scholars have conducted studies on urban villages in China, particularly in Shenzhen and Guangzhou (Siu 2007; He and Wu 2009; Bach 2010; Al 2014; O’Donnell, Wong, and Bach 2017; Buckingham and Chen 2018), fewer works have taken a historical and cross- regional perspective of urban villages across multiple Chinese cities. To this end, we take a broader, critical look at several urban villages across Beijing, Shanghai, Nanjing, Zhengzhou, and Guangzhou. Through ethnographic, archival, and visual positions 30:3 doi 10.1215/10679847-9723646 Copyright 2022 by Duke University Press Downloaded from http://read.dukeupress.edu/positions/article-pdf/30/3/411/1615585/411chu.pdf by DEEPDYVE INC user on 12 August 2022 positions 30:3 August 2022 412 analyses, we examine changing relations of land, labor, and governance in the context of rapid urbanization. As spaces of constant

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