Polytechnic University of Valencia Congress, 24th ISUF 2017 - City and Territory in the Globalization Age

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The social structure and physical form of the state-owned farm in north-east China
Li Xiujie, Fu Hongpeng, Yang Meng

Last modified: 14-05-2018

Abstract


The social structure and physical form of the state-owned farm in north-east China

Xiujie Li, Hongpeng Fu, Meng Yang

College of Urban and Environmental Sciences. Peking University. Beijing. China. 100871

E-mail: 1400013234@pku.edu.cn, issacfuhongpeng@163.com, shuangzizhixin@163.com

 

Keywords: state-owned farm, policy, social structure, physical form, urban morphology

Conference topics and scale: Urban form and social use of space

 

State-owned farms in north-east China are numerous and large in size. They have played an important role in the reclamation and guarding of the frontier in China.  Their physical form is sensitive to government policy. Following the historical development of a particular farm, an examination is made of how its social structure and physical form have been influenced by the policies of different periods. The development process has experienced three stages since this farm’s founding. There has been a change from ‘farmers farming together on the land which belongs to the whole farm’ to ‘farmers farming together on the land which belongs to the companies of the farm’, and then ‘farmers farming severally on the land’.  The physical form of the farm has been influenced by the policies in different historical periods. Important aspects of these policies include industrial structure, population structure, land ownership, and town and country planning. This study provides a basis for future urban morphological research.

 

References

Conzen, M.R.G. (2011) Alnwick, Northumberland: a study in town-plan analysis (China Architecture & Building Press, China)

Bray, D. (2005) Social space and governance in urban China (Stanford University Press, Stanford)

 


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