Internet Guide for China Studies Newsletter
14 Aug 2001 (HL)

New in IGCS - Geography:

Urban China Research Network

Ed./Corp.: University at Albany, SUNY, Albany, NY, USA
Language: English.

Self description: "Established in 1999, the Urban China Research Network is
a multi-disciplinary, multi-institutional network of scholars conducting
and supporting research on urbanization in contemporary China. A joint
venture between the Lewis Mumford Center and the Center for Social and
Demographic Analysis (CSDA), this Network is a virtual research center
based in Albany, and extended internationally. Its purpose is to strengthen
contacts and collaboration among international scholars with interests in
urban China. [...] The Urban China Research Network is developing an
archive of [digitized] maps of China's major cities. [...] For two cities,
Shanghai and Tianjin, it will also provide a link to downloadable GIS maps
and information at the subdistrict level. We intend to extend this data
archive to all major cities, one at a time, and we welcome offers of
assistance for any city."

Site contents: (1) About us; (2) Research Activities (Spatial
restructuring, urban planning and politics; Urban Transformation in China
and Reorganization of the State in an Era of Globalization); (3) Data &
Maps (Shanghai subdistrict map, 1990; Tianjin subdistrict map, 1990; China
Map Page; Shanghai/Tianjin survey data, 1993); (4) Small Grant Program; (5)
Links (China Research Centers; News and Announcements; Book and Journal

Resource suggested via Asian Studies WWW Monitor (09 Aug 2001) by John
Logan, Urban China Research Network, University at Albany, SUNY, Albany,

Hanno Lecher

Institute of Chinese Studies, Heidelberg University
Akademiestr. 4-8, D-69117 Heidelberg, Germany
Tel.: (+49-6221) 54 76 34     Fax: (+49-6221) 54 76 39

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