Regulating urban living : the social and spatial segregation of Nanjing, 1927-1937

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This paper discusses the development of residential zones and public housing projects in capital Nanjing in the 1930s.I argue that the rezoning of Nanjing had provided a legitimate reason for the China State to regulate urban living.By contrasting the zoning and housing proposals and the actual projects developed,this paper discusses China attempt to hide poverty from the glamour of the capital.The State had showed an intention to separate the poor from the rich,thus creating the social and spatial segregation in Nanjing.This paper illustrates how the State's plan contradicted with the wishes and needs of the common people.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication《营造》第五辑 : 第五届中国建筑史学国际研讨会会议论文集 (上)
Subtitle of host publicationThe 5th International Conference on Chinese Architectural History Conference Proceedings
Place of PublicationGuangzhou
PublisherSouth China University of Technology
Number of pages38
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes
Event第五屆中國建筑史學國際研討會 - School of Architecture, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, China
Duration: 10 Dec 201011 Dec 2010




  • planning
  • housing
  • social segregation
  • spatial restructuring
  • poverty


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