Launch of China’s Urbanization and three book series and

agreement-signing ceremony at the London Book Fair 2016

 

Time: 15:30-16:30 12 Apriil 2016
Venue: 5F110 CIPG, Olympia London W14 8UX
Theme: Launch of China’s Urbanization and three book series, and signing ceremony at the London Book Fair 2016
Organizers (China):

  • China International Publishing Group (CIPG)
  • New World Press

Co-organizers (UK):

  • CCPN Global
  • Global China Press

Chair: Professor Xiangqun Chang, CCPN Director and Honorary Professor of University College London (UCL)

Programme

15:30-15:35 Welcome and introduction of guests
15:35-15:40 Professor Xiangqun Chang, Introduction to China's Urbanization, book series and Proceedings series   
15:40-15:45 Mr. Fang Zhenghui, Greeting remarks
15:45-15:50 Mr Xiang Xiaowei, Greeting remarks
15:50-15:55 Professor Chris Hamnett, launch of the new English and Chinese editions of China's Urbanization: Migration by the Millions, ed. Xie Chuntao
15:55-16:00 Dr David Feng, China Urbanization Studies book series
16:00-16:05 Professor Yufang Qian, Chinese for Social Sciences Vol. 1 and its series
16:05-16:10 Professor Martin Albrow, Global China Dialogue Proceedings Vol. 1 and the Proceedings series
16:10 -16:20 Q & A
16:20-16:25 Mrs Ingrid Cranfield, UK–China publishing collaboration 
16:25-16:30 Ms Chenxi Li, China–UK publishing collaboration 
16:30-16:35 Agreement-signing ceremony between New World Press and Global China Press, photo; followed by group photo for all speakers and guests 

Speakers and guests

  • Mr Xiang Xiaowei, Minister Counsellor in the Culture Section, Chinese Embassy, UK
  • Mr Fang Zhenghui, Vice-President, China International Publishing Group, China
  • Professor Martin Albrow FAcSS, Honorary Vice-President, British Sociological Association (BSA), UK
  • Professor Chris Hamnett FAcSS, Department of Geography, King’s College London
  • Professor Xiangqun Chang, CCPN Director and Honorary Professor, University College London (UCL)
  • Professor Wang Yiwei, Director, Institute of International Affairs; Director, Centre for European Studies, Renmin University of China
  • Professor Yufang Qian, Director, Research Centre for Discourse and Communications, Zhejiang University of Media and Communications, China
  • Dr David Feng, Visiting Lecturer at the China Media Centre, University of Westminster, UK; and Lecturer in Communication, University of China
  • Professor LUO Qi, Chief Consultant, Oxford Management Consultancy Ltd, UK; Weilun Professor of Economics, Tsinghua University, China
  • Ms Chenxi Li, Director of Foreign Language Editorial Office, New World Press
  • Mrs Ingrid Cranfield, President, Global China Press, UK
  • Mr Mark Lee, Graphic Designer, Global China Press
  • Dr Ivan Hon, Translator, CCPN Global, UK
  • Mr Nick Prendergast, English Editor, CCPN Global
  • Ms Tracy Liu, Research Assistant, CCPN Global
  • Ms Corinne Attwood, Honorary Secretary, Society for Anglo-Chinese Understanding, UK
  • Mr William Franklin, Founder, China Investors Club, UK
  • Ms May Zhao, Senior Adviser China Affairs, China Investors Club
  • Mr FU Jing, Bureau Head and Chief Correspondent, China Daily Europe, London
  • Mr HUANG Yong, Director, London Bureau, Xinhua News Agency
  • Mr LI Ning, Chief Operational Manager, UK-Chinese Times, UK

About book series

Book titleChina's Urbanization: Migration by the Millions
Title of book series: China Urbanization Studies series Vol.1
Pages: 248 pages
Publishers: London: Global China Press; Beijing: New World Press (March 2016)
Language: English
ISBN: 978-1-910334-20-1
Product Dimensions: 17 x 24 cm
Price: £26.99

Joseph Eugene Stiglitz, laureate of the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences, once named urbanization in China and the new technical revolution led by the United States as the two great events shaping the world of the 21st century. British specialist Tom Miller refers to China’s urbanization as “the greatest migration in human history.” China's Urbanization: Migration by the Millions is a full-range description of how millions of farmers in China became urban citizens in different periods of history. It further explores the deep-rooted issues of the country’s land system and household registration system, issues that will be confronted by urbanization for a long time to come. China is the world’s largest single-country population transfer and urbanization country. Its urbanization is faced with ever more stringent constraints on resources and environment. This means China has to take a brand new path of urbanization with Chinese characteristics. Through this book, readers can get both the ropes of official and mainstream views on the new urbanization initiative and get familiar with multi-directional probes on this issue in academic circles so they may gain a comprehensive and balanced understanding of the whole picture.

China's Urbanization: Migration by the Millions is Vol. 1 of China Urbanization Studies book series. It will select best work on China urbanization from inside and outside China. It includes Chinese and non-Chinese perspective, from instruction, empirical or policy-oriented studies, macroscopic and microscopic research, to theoretical work. It is published jointly between Global China Press and different Chinese publishers.  The UK-based Global China Press (GCP) is the first publisher specializing in dual language publications that focus on Chinese perspectives of the world and human knowledge and non-Chinese perspectives of China in a global context.

The co-publisher of the present volume, New World Press (NWP), was founded in 1951, and is a member of the China International Publishing Group (CIPG). It publishes multilingual books on social sciences, literature, management and other disciplines that serve to introduce China to the world. As early as the 1980s, NWP published the China Study series in English, covering China’s economy, politics, ethnicity, population, history, sociology and anthropology, and including Fei Xiaotong’s Toward a People’s Anthropology (1981), Chinese Village Close-Up (1982) and Small Towns in China (1986). NWP is republishing the China Study series jointly with GCP, supplemented by new titles.

About the Editors

Editors of China Urbanization Studies book series:

  • Mr Li Tie, Director General of the China Center for Urban Development (CCUD), National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), China
  • Professor Li Qiang, Dean of School of Social Sciences at Tsinghua University; President of Chinese Sociological Association, China

Managing Editor: Dr Liu Jiayan, Associate Professor of Department of Urban Planning, School of Architecture, Tsinghua University, China.

China's Urbanization: Migration by the Millions is edited by Xie Chuntao, a native of Linshu County, Shandong Province, and a professor and director of the CPC History Teaching and Research Department at the Party School of the Central Committee of CPC. He took charge of the school’s press sector for some time before switching back to teaching. He is author of many books, most notably: Turmoil of the Great Leap Forward, A Brief History of the 1959 Mount Lushan Meeting, A History of Socialism with Chinese Characteristics, China in Transition: from 1976 to 1982, An Illustrated History of the 50 Years of the PRC, China Through the Ages – from Confucius to Deng (English edition), Why and How the CPC Works in China (Chinese and English editions), Governing China: How the CPC Works (Chinese and English editions), Learn from Mao Zedong, Introduction to the Communist Party of China, Challenges for China: How the CPC Makes Progress (Chinese and English editions), and Campaigns Against Corruption: How the CPC Fights.

General preface I

LI Tie

China is currently experiencing the largest process of urbanization in human history, with an average of over 20 million people moving from the countryside into the cities every year. Based on this pace of development, China’s urban population will grow from 750 million today to more than 900 million by 2030, becoming three times as big as the total population of the United States. Urbanization is also accompanied by urban development, and even though China officially has only about 650 cities, as defined by European and American standards, the number of cities with over 10,000 inhabitants is more than 20,000. It is especially worth noting that China already has at least six cities with over 10 million inhabitants, 21 cities with over 5 million inhabitants, and 140 cities whose population exceeds 1 million. These astonishing figures could indicate a challenge and a struggle for China, but they might also represent a new market, a new opportunity. Still, with the development of urbanization, a country must decide which path to follow, and if the process of high-speed growth in China does not contain within it the possibility of solving problems such as resource consumption, environmental pollution and employment conditions, there is indeed also the possibility that this growth will generate risks and crises for the development not only of China but also of the entire world.
In recent years, the Chinese government has acknowledged the importance of the issue of urbanization, and has formulated urbanization policies based on people-oriented principles, sustainable development and reform and innovation. These policies deal with a vast variety of aspects relating to reform and a global development pattern that will impact greatly on the future of China. At the same time, China also faces the challenge of defined benefit plans, which emerged in the process of development over the past few decades.
The China Centre for Urban Development has always been one of the top institutes dealing with research and consultancy on urbanization in China, participating in the drafting of nearly every urbanization policy. Its research and consultancy services are based on a great quantity of in-depth surveys carried out in cities and rural areas, in addition to continuously drawing from the experiences of urbanization on an international level. The Centre has already published 17 books as part of a series on urbanization. The series’ content touches upon economic and social aspects, as well as focusing on the reform of the existing system, and attempts both to conduct a theoretical analysis and to provide practical guidance within the thought model influencing the plans of urban decision makers, starting from the idea of sustainable development.
Currently two of the books have been translated into English, becoming part of the book series China Urbanization Studies, published jointly by Global China Press and New World Press. We hope that the launch of this series at the 2016 London Book Fair will bring to the attention of many more readers the issues of the problems caused by China’s urbanization, the trends in its development, the government’s orientation and the impact it may have on the rest of the world. 

General preface II

LI Qiang

Joseph Eugene Stiglitz, laureate of the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences, once named urbanization in China and the new technical revolution led by the United States as the two great events shaping the world of the 21st century. In 2015, the population in mainland China had already reached 1.37 billion. China is undergoing urbanization on the largest scale ever known, which poses an enormous challenge. Although population pressure is a component in the process of urbanization in European and American countries, it is much less than that in China. In 2015, China’s urbanization rate reached 56.1%, with 770 million urban inhabitants, but the proportion of registered population who actually lived in cities was still relatively small. In current statistics, rural migrant workers in cities are included among urban inhabitants. However, their economic, social and political conditions are sharply different from those for the registered urban population, and most are not entitled to the welfare enjoyed by the registered urban population.
For particular historical reasons, the development of urbanization in China has lagged behind that of developed countries, a phenomenon known as ‘retarded urbanization’ or ‘backward urbanization’. After its reform and opening up, China accelerated its urbanization pace markedly, appearing to compensate for the previous long-term underdevelopment. This in turn is called ‘compensated urbanization’, which characteristically tends to develop at extraordinary speed and to involve prominent human driving factors, leading to a series of problems including difficulty in household registration, abandoned farmland, children left behind and the citizenization or exit from the countryside of the non-farming rural population.
Urbanization may fall into two overlapping categories, the ‘urbanization of things’ and the ‘urbanization of people’. The core of China’s urbanization is the urbanization of people. However, although rapid development has occurred in material construction for urbanization in the past 30-plus years, the urbanization of people, namely the transformation of farmers and rural migrant workers into urban residents and their integration into cities, is obviously lagging behind.
In no country in the world is it as difficult for farmers to become urban residents as it is in China today. This is partly because of the gigantic size of the overall population and the equally enormous rural population, and also because of the urban–rural dual system and the separate household registration system for urban and rural residents. Urbanization represents great social progress and is an important carrier of modern civilization as well. The central task of urbanization in China will not be fulfilled until most farmers and rural migrant workers are genuinely on the road to citizenization and modernization.

About the 1st edition

Book titleChina's Urbanization: Migration by the Millions
Editor: Xie Chuntao;
Language: English
Page: 236
Publication Date: 11/2014
ISBN: 9787510452130
Publisher: Beijing: New World Press

British scholar Tom Miller refers to China’s urbanization as “the greatest migration in human history.” China is the world’s largest single-country population transfer and urbanization country. Its urbanization is faced with ever more stringent constraints on resources and environment. This means China has to take a brand new path of urbanization with Chinese characteristics. This book is a full-range description of how millions of farmers in China became urban citizens in different periods of history. It further explores the deep-rooted issues of the country’s land system and household registration system, issues that will be confronted by urbanization for a long time to come. Through this book, readers can get both the ropes of official and mainstream views on the new urbanization initiative and get familiar with multi-directional probes on this issue in academic circles so they may gain a comprehensive and balanced understanding of the whole picture.

Foreword

The evolution of history is supposed to be a regular pro- cess absent governmental intervention. The issue we are faced with is a normal urban governance issue. However, polar- ized interest relationships built up over decades and solidified by the established system became a gap between urbanites with hukou and migrant workers without urban hukou. The central government is left with no choice but to try and break the bottleneck of development by overhauling the household registration system and the land administration system. Never- theless, the reform is not as easy as we think. After all, the in- terests of urban citizens have become factors that inhibit such reform. Not to mention that these urbanites stand on a higher platform of policy making and they enjoy the right of elite dis- course.

I am glad to see more and more people studying  and paying attention to the urbanization issue. This book reveals, from the farmers’ perspective, various complicated conflicts of interest and the kind of vim and vigor that urbanization has brought to rural areas and to the rural population.

Of course, what interests me most is that this book will help us readjust the subjective consciousness of numerous urban decision makers in order that they may put the focus of urbanization on the resettlement of farmers in the cities and that urbanization will  go in the right direction, be less costly and improve resettlement (in cities) of the rural population.

Li Tie, Director General of the China Center for Urban Development (CCUD), China

Table of Contents

Chapter One The Long Process of Urbanization 
Prosperity and Civilization in Ancient Chinese Cities 
The Rise of Modern Industrial and Commercial Cities 
The Tortuous Path of the PRC's Urbanization Drive 
Acceleration of the Urbanization Process in Post—reform China 
Prospects of China's Urbanization 
Chapter Two Builders of Modernized Cities 
Sweat and Contribution 
Bewilderment and Growth 
Change and Vision 
Chapter Three Changes in the Hukou System 
Barriers That Need to Be Broken Through 
No Return 
Strengthening of Top—level Design 
Chapter Four Urbanization of Farmers 
Surging Tides of Migrant Workers 
The Dream of Settling Down in the City 
Improving the Quality of Life for Migrant Workers 
Chapter Five Distribution of Proceeds from Value—added Land 
Termination of the “Land for Development” Model 
Land Empowerment—Seeking a Breakthrough in the Exploration Process 
Comprehensive Land Management—from Regionalized to Centralized Approach 
Distribution of the Proceeds of Value—added Land—Sharing the Benefits of Prosperity Through Competition 
Land Reform and Urbanization 
Chapter Six Leaving Home for Jobs Close to Home 
The High Cost of Home Leaving 
Recurrence of Leaving Home for Jobs Close to Home 
Local Urbanization 
Chapter Seven Integration of Urban and Rural Development 
Let Farming Become a Decent Career Choice 
Let the Farmers' Property Increase in Value 
Equal Pay for Equal Work 
Realize People—oriented Urbanization

《中国城镇化》等新书和三套系列书刊发布

暨版权签约仪式

 

时间:2016年4月12日下午15:30-16:30
地点:伦敦书展中国国际出版集团展位 5F110
主办 (中方):

  • 中国国际出版集团
  • 新世界出版社有限责任公司

协办(英方):

  • 全球中国比较研究会
  • 全球中国出版社有限责任公司

主持人:常向群教授

活动流程:

15:30-15:35欢迎并介绍嘉宾
15:35-15:40常向群教授介绍合作出版的新书和三套系列书刊
15:40-15:45方正辉先生致辞
15:45-15:50项晓炜公参致辞
15:50-15:55克里斯·哈姆内特教授(Chris Hamnett)发布《中国城镇化:亿万农民进城的故事》的合作出版
15:55-16:00冯琰发布“中国城镇化研究”系列丛书
16:00-16:05钱毓芳教授发布《社科汉语研究》系列书刊
16:05-16:10马丁·阿尔布劳发布《全球中国对话文集》及其系列丛书
16:10 -16:20嘉宾、学者、媒体提问
16:20-16:25全球中国出版社英格丽·克兰菲尔德社长发言
16:25-16:30 新世界出版社外文编辑部李晨曦主任发言
16:30-16:35新世界出版社与全球中国出版社版权图书合作出版协议签字仪式(嘉宾见证并合影, 之后全体与会者合影留念)

邀请演讲及与会嘉宾:

  • 中国驻英大使馆文化处公使衔参赞项晓炜先生
  • 中国国际出版集团副总裁方正辉先生
  • 英国社科院院士、英国社会学会荣誉副会长马丁·阿尔布劳(Martin Albrow)教授
  • 英国社科院院士、伦敦国王学院地理系克里斯·哈姆内特教授(Chris Hamnett)
  • 全球中国比较研究会会长、伦敦大学学院荣誉教授常向群博士
  • 中国人民大学国际关系学院教授王义桅先生
  • 浙江传媒学院话语与传播研究中心主任钱毓芳教授
  • 英国威斯敏斯特大学中国传媒中心和中国传媒大学讲师冯琰博士
  • 英国牛津管理咨询有限公司 首席咨询师;中国清华大学伟伦特聘教授 骆奇博士
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  • 全球中国出版社社长英格丽·克兰菲尔德(Ingrid Cranfield)女士
  • 全球中国出版社美编马克·李 (Mark Lee) 先生
  • 全球中国比较研究会翻译韩志豪 (Ivan Hon)博士
  • 全球中国比较研究会编辑潘德刚 (Nick Prendergast) 先生
  • 全球中国比较研究会助理研究人员刘乃嘉女士
  • 英中了解协会荣誉秘书长科琳娜·阿特伍德(Corinne Attwood)女士
  • 中华投资者俱乐部创办人富伟 (William Franklin) 先生
  • 中华投资者俱乐部高级顾问赵雪湄女士
  • 《中国日报》欧洲分社副社长付敬先生
  • 新华社驻伦敦分社社长 黄泳先生
  • 《英中时报》运营总监李宁先生

关于本系列丛书

书名: 《中国城镇化: 亿万农民进城的故事》
丛书名: 中国城镇化研究系列丛书 第1卷
页数: 180页
出版社: 伦敦:全球中国出版社; 北京:新世界出版社
出版时间: 2016年3月
语言: 中文
尺寸: 17 x 24 cm
书号:ISBN: 978-1-910334-21-8
价格: £18.99

诺贝尔经济学奖得主斯蒂格利茨说:中国的城市化和以美国为首的新技术革命将成为影响人类21世纪的两件大事。英国专家汤姆·米勒将中国的城镇化称为“人类历史上最大规模的迁徙”。《中国城镇化: 亿万农民进城的故事》全方位描述了亿万农民成为市民的历史进程,并探讨了未来相当长时期内的城镇化所面临的土地制度、户籍制度等深层次问题。中国是世界上最大的、单个国家人口转移并城镇化的国家,同时中国的城镇化也面临着比以往更为严苛的资源、环境等方面的限制。这些都要求中国必须走一条崭新的、有中国特色的城镇化道路。通过本书,读者可以了解有关新型城镇化的官方和主流观点,以及学界对此问题的全方位探讨,对中国的城镇化有一个较为全面和均衡的认识。
《中国城镇化研究》丛书将从国内外关于中国城镇化研究的著作中选择优秀著述翻译出版,它包括华人和非华人视野,包括基本介绍、经验研究、政策研究、宏观研究、微观研究、理论研究等。由全球中国出版社与国内的不同出版社合作出版。全球中国出版社是世界上第一家致力于出版英汉双语的社会科学与人文科学著作的出版公司, 除了出版中国比较研究的著述, 该社出版的著作还具有在全球语境下对世界和人类知识研究的中华视野, 以及对中国研究的非中华视野。
本书是与新世界出版社合作出版。该出版社成立于1951年, 隶属于中国国际出版集团,主要以多语种出版社科、人文、经管和对外传播等类别的图书。早在上个世纪 80 年代就用英文出版“中国研究丛书”, 包括中国政治、经济、社会、民族、人口、社会学和人类学著作, 如费孝通的《迈向世界的人类学》(1981 )、《三访江村》(1982)、《中国小城镇》(1986 )。这两家出版社正在合作再版上述“中国研究丛书”, 并将陆续推出新的相关研究成果。

编者

丛书主编

  • 李铁研究员,国家发改委城市和小城镇改革发展中心主任
  • 李强教授,清华大学社会科学院院长、中国社会学会会长

执行主编: 刘佳燕博士。 清华大学建筑学院城市规划系副教授

本书主编: 谢春涛,系中共中央党校中共党史教研部主任,教授,曾任中共中央党校报刊社社长兼总编辑、中国中共党史学会常务理事、副秘书长、中国中共文献研究会常务理事、副秘书长、邓小平思想生平研究会副会长,并被多所高校和研究机构聘为客座教授或特约研究员。1988年起在中共中央党校从事中国共产党的历史和理论的教学研究工作。出版有《大跃进狂澜》和《庐山风云——1959年庐山会议简史》等专著,主编有《中国特色社会主义史》《转折中国——1976—1982》《历史的轨迹:中国共产党为什么能?》《中国共产党如何治理国家?》《向毛泽东学习》《中国共产党读本》《中国共产党如何应对挑战?》《中国共产党如何反腐败》等书。

总序言一

李铁

       中国正在经历着人类历史以来最大规模的城镇化进程,近些年每年平均2000多万人口从农村进入到城市,按照这个发展速度,中国的城镇人口将从现在的7.5亿人增长到2030年的9亿多人口,城镇人口数量将是美国总人口的三倍。城镇化同时也伴随着城市的发展,中国虽然设市城市仅有650多个,但是按照欧美国家城市设立的标准,中国镇区人口在1万以上的城镇已经达到2万多个。特别值得世人关注的是,中国千万人口以上的城市就已经超过了6个,500万人口以上的城市就有21个,百万人口以上的城市已经达到140个。这些令人瞠目结舌的人口和城市的数字,会给中国带来什么,会给世界带来什么,可能是挑战,是竞争,也可能是市场,是机遇。然而,当城镇化的发展,面临着道路选择的时候,如果在一个高速增长中的进程同时没有能够处理好资源消耗和环境污染以及就业条件等问题,也许还有可能对世界的发展,对中国自身的发展产生隐患和危机。
        国政府在近些年已经认识到城镇化问题的重要性,并从以人为本和可持续发展以及改革创新方面制定了未来一段时间的城镇化政策,这些政策涉及的内容广泛,关系到改革问题更影响着中国未来整体的发展格局,同时也必须要面对几十年来发展进程中固定利益格局的挑战。
       中国城市和小城镇发展中心始终站在中国城镇化政策研究和咨询的最高端,参与了几乎所有城镇化政策的制定。这些咨询和研究的基础就是深入城市和农村进行大量的调研,并不断吸取国际上城市化发展的先进经验。城市中心所主编的城镇化系列丛书已经出版了17本。丛书所涉猎内容从经济到社会,也关注到现行体制的改革,并从可持续发展的理念上,试图在影响城市决策者的规划思维模式上进行了理论分析和实践诱导。目前有两本已经翻译成英文,并且纳入了全球中国出版社和新世界出版社合作出版的“中国城镇化研究”系列丛书。该丛书于2016年伦敦书展正式发布。希望通过这次伦敦书展能够让读者更多地了解到中国的城镇化所面临的问题,发展趋势,政府的导向以及可能对世界产生的影响。

总序言二

李强

       诺贝尔经济学奖得主斯蒂格利茨说:中国的城市化和以美国为首的新技术革命将成为影响人类21世纪的两件大事。2015年中国大陆人口已经达到13.7亿。中国正在进行着人类历史上最大规模的城镇化,任务之重、难度之大是史无前例的。欧美国家在城镇化过程中虽然也有人口压力,但是与中国相比要小得多。2015年,虽然中国城镇化率达到56.1%,城镇常住人口达到了7.7亿,但是真正稳定生活在城市的城市户籍人口比例还是比较低的。在目前的统计中,到城市里来打工的农民工被计算为城镇常住人口,但是与城市的户籍人口所享受的各种经济、社会、政治条件有很大区别,绝大部分享受不到城镇户籍人口的各种福利待遇。
       由于特殊历史原因,中国城镇化的发展与发达国家相比滞后了,是“滞后型”或“后发型”城镇化。改革开放以后,中国城镇化的速度明显加快,大有试图补偿过去长期滞后的趋势,可称为“补偿型城镇化”,往往是试图以超常规的速度发展,人为驱动的因素比较突出。其中就产生了如户籍难题、土地撂荒、留守儿童问题、农业转移人口市民化、转移人口退出农村的机制等矛盾问题。
      城镇化可以分为“物的城镇化”与“人的城镇化”两个相互交融的方面,中国城镇化的核心问题是人的城镇化。在改革开放以后30多年的时间里,城镇化的物质建设方面得到了飞速发展,但是,人的城镇化,即农民、农民工转为市民和融入城市的方面,则相对明显滞后了。
       中国的城镇化最终一定要实现农民、农民工的城镇化,世界各国在城市化过程中所遇到的农民转为市民的难度都没有今日中国遇到的难度大。这与中国巨大的总体人口压力及巨大的农村人口压力有关,也与中国长期奉行的城乡二元体制、城乡分野的户籍制度密切相关。城镇化是巨大的社会进步,城镇化是现代文明的重要载体,只有使得大多数农民、农民工真正走上市民化、现代化道路,才是真正完成了中国城镇化的核心任务。

中文版首版

《中国城镇化 : 亿万农民进城的故事》 谢春涛主编.
北京 : 新世界出版社, 2014.11
ISBN 978-7-5104-5212-3

编者简介

谢春涛,中共中央党校中共党史教研部主任,教授。曾任中共中央党校报刊社社长兼总编辑。1963年2月生于山东 省临沭县。1978年至1988年先后就读于山东师范大学、浙江大学和中国人民大学,1988年起在中共中央党校从事中国共产党的历史和理论的教学研究工 作。中国中共党史学会常务理事、副秘书长,中国中共文献研究会常务理事、副秘书长,邓小平思想生平研究会副会长,并被多所高校和研究机构聘为客座教授或特约研究员。出版有《大跃进狂澜》和《庐山风云——1959年庐山会议简史》等专著,主编有《中国特色社会主义史》、《转折中国——1976—1982》、《历史的轨迹:中国共产党为什么能?》、《中国共产党如何治理国家?》、《向毛泽东学习》、《中国共产党读本》、《中国共产党如何应对挑战?》等书。

简介

本书全方位描述了亿万农民成为市民的历史进程,并探讨了 未来相当长时期内的城镇化所面临的土地制度、户籍制度等深层次问题。英国专家汤姆·米勒将中国的城镇化称为“人类历史上最大规模的迁徙”。中国是世界上最大的、单个国家的人口转移的城镇化国家,同时中国的城镇化也面临着比以 往更为严苛的资源、环境等方面的限制。这些都要求中国必须走一条崭新的、有中国特色的城镇化道路。通过本书,读者可以了解有关新型城镇化的官方和主流观点,以及学界对此问题的全方位探 讨,对中国的城镇化有一个较为全面和均衡的认识。

因为有了户籍管理制度,才引发出城镇化的问题。相对于中国,世界上绝大多数国家城镇化是一 个自然的进程。因为宪法赋予了国民迁徙的自由, 也没有所谓的户籍管理体制,人为地把人口划分为 农业人口和非农业人口。其实研究城镇化的初始目 的,就是要解决农村人口是否能够通过城镇化的进 程,彻底地告别农村,实现减少农民才能富裕农民 的最终目标。我们关注到上个世纪 80 年代以来, 农村乡镇企业的崛起,曾经占据了工业的半壁江山。 或者是后来的民工潮,给城市人带来了震惊,刺激 了城市人的心理,直至发现他们的生活已经完全离 不开这些带着农民身份标签的城里人。
       历史的演变,本来应该是一个规律性的进程, 不需要政府干预,只是作为正常的城市治理问题加 以解决。然而,积淀了几十年的分化的被制度所固 化的利益关系,成为横亘在有户籍的城里人和外来 的打工人之间的鸿沟,使得中央政府不得不通过改 革户籍管理制度和土地管理制度等,试图打破这个 桎梏。然而,改革并不像我们想象的那么简单,毕 竟城里人的利益已经成为改革不得不考虑的阻碍因素。而这些城里人更多的是站在决策层面,或者有着精英话语权。
      我很高兴看到更多的人研究和关注城镇化问题, 特别是本书从农民的角度作为切入点,引发城镇化 所关系到的各种错综复杂的利益矛盾,也从中可以 看到城镇化给农村、农民带来的富有活力的生机。
      当然,我最感兴趣的是本书有助于调整我们很 多城市决策者的主观意识,把城镇化的重点放到农 民进城的立场上来,这样,城镇化的实践才会少走 弯路,少一些浪费,多一些对农民进城落户的推动。

国家发改委城市和 小城镇改革发展中心主任 李铁

目录

第一章 漫长的城镇化进程

古代城市的繁荣和文明

近代工商业城市的兴起

新中国城镇化道路的曲折

改革开放后城镇化进程的加速

中国城镇化的展望

第二章  现代化城市的建设者

汗水与付出

困惑与成长

改变与憧憬

第三章  户籍制度的改变

藩篱需要打破

开弓没有回头箭

加强顶层设计

第四章  农民的市民化

民工大潮涌起

农民工想在城市安个家

城市让农民工的生活更美好

第五章 土地增值的分配

告别“以地谋发展”模式 土地赋权

在探索中寻求突破 土地综合整治

从分散到集中 土地增值分配

在博弈中共享繁荣 土地改革与城镇化

第六章  离土不离乡

离土又离乡的代价

离土不离乡的回潮

让农民离土不离乡的设计

第七章  城乡发展一体化

让“做农民”成为一种体面的职业选择

让农民的财产更值钱

干一样的活拿一样的钱

实现以人为核心的城镇化

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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