APARC Publications

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Shorenstein APARC Publications

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3D mockup cover of APARC's volume 'South Korea's Democracy in Crisis'

Examining South Korea's Democratic Decline

In 'South Korea's Democracy in Crisis,' experts from Korea and the US explore how illiberalism, populism, and polarization have eroded Korean democracy and affected Korean society and politics.
Cover of book "Drivers of Innovation"

Fostering Pathways to Innovation in the Asia-Pacific

In 'Drivers of Innovation,' scholars from the US and Asia explore education and finance policies conducive to accelerating entrepreneurship and developing human capital for innovation in Asian nations.
3D mockup of the cover of the volume "The Courteous Power'

Analyzing Japan-Southeast Asia Relations in the Indo-Pacific Era

In Kiyoteru Tsutsui's and John D. Ciorciari's 'The Courteous Power,' experts offer fresh perspectives on Japan's relationships with Southeast Asian nations and the balance in the Indo-Pacific region.

APARC Monograph Series with Stanford University Press

Jointly with Stanford University Press, the Center produces the series Studies of the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, featuring academic research by our faculty and scholars.

APARC Books Distributed by Rowman & Littlefield

The Center produces books featuring policy-relevant research and analysis of developing issues by our scholars and affiliates. Titles in this series are distributed by the Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group.

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Douglas Webster
Working Papers

Emerging Third Stage Peri-Urbanization: Functional Specialization in the Hangzhou Peri-Urban Region

Douglas Webster, Jianming Cai, Larissa Muller, Binyi Luo
Shorenstein APARC, 2003 October 1, 2003

Hangzhou Municipality is the provincial capital of Zhejiang, on China's east coast. It forms part of the Yangtze River Delta (YRD) region. Hangzhou was "opened up" in the mid-1980s, following Deng Xiaoping;s visit to the South, resulting in an almost immediate flood of foreign and domestic investment in manufacturing. This initial investment was significantly in the peri-urban areas, i.e., outside the built-up area. The authors have been following development in the Hangzhou extended urban region, with emphasis on peri-urbanization processes, since 2000.

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Spatial and Temporal Patterns of Urban Dynamics in Chengdu, 1975-2002

Annemarie Schneider, Karen C. Seto, Douglas Webster, Jianming Cai, Binyi Luo
Shorenstein APARC, 2003 October 1, 2003

Chengdu, the provincial capital of Sichuan, has undergone rapid transformation during China's post-reform period between 1978 and 2003. One of the leading cities in southwest China, Chengdu is second only to Chongqing in population. Chengdu anchors one end of the Chongqing-Chengdu urban corridor, the fourth most populous urban cluster in China.

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On the Edge: Shaping the Future of Peri-urban East Asia

Douglas Webster
Shorenstein APARC, 2002 May 1, 2002

The term peri-urbanization refers to a process in which rural areas located on the outskirts of established cities become more urban in character, in physical, economic, and social terms, often in piecemeal fashion. Peri-urban development usually involves rapid social change as small agricultural communities are forced to adjust to an urban or industrial way of life in a very short time. High levels of migration are an important driver of social change.

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Challenges of Peri-urbanization in the Lower Yangtze region: The Case of the Hanzhou-Ningbo Corridor

Douglas Webster, Larissa Muller
Shorenstein APARC, 2002 May 1, 2002

This discussion paper is based on analysis of peri-urbanization dynamics in the Hangzhou-Ningbo Corridor of the Lower Yangtze Region of China. The case-study area is of particular interest, both because of the scale of the phenomenon in the area and the fact that the corridor typifies the long-running and dynamic peri-urbanization process occurring in the Lower Yangtze Region as a whole, arguably the world's largest extended urban region (EUR).

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Peri-Urbanization in Chengdu, Western China: From "Third Line" to Market Dynamics

Douglas Webster, Jianming Cai, Larissa Muller, Binyi Luo
Shorenstein APARC, 2000 May 1, 2000

Peri-urbanization in the Chengdu extended urban region is the subject of this discussion paper. Characteristics of peri-urbanization processes in East Asia in general, and China in particular, have been described in previous outputs of the Asia-Pacific Research Center (Shorenstein APARC) and Institute of Geographical Science and Natural Resource Research (IGSNRR) research team. In a nutshell, peri-urbanization refers to the dynamic process of physical and socioeconomic change beyond the contiguously built-up areas of large cities.

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Financing City-Building: The Bangkok Case

Douglas Webster
Shorenstein APARC, 2000 April 1, 2000

Published as part of the "Urban Dynamics of East Asia" Research Project.

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