Category Asian Studies


China’s Forgotten Gated Communities

Humanities Forum
Tong Lam, photographer and associate professor of history, University of Toronto
Wednesday, November 18 | 5:30 pm
Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

In post-socialist China, gated communities have become conspicuous symbols of affluence for the country’s rising middle class amid the so-called “economic miracle.” However, Chinese cities also have many not-so-visible neighborhoods with mostly low-income migrant workers from the countryside that are physically being gated off in the name of urban beautification and social management. (Click heading for full description.)


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