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Urbanization In East Asia: Retrospect And Prospect, Yun Kim, Byoung Mohk Choi Jan 1997

Urbanization In East Asia: Retrospect And Prospect, Yun Kim, Byoung Mohk Choi

Sociology, Social Work and Anthropology Faculty Publications

The purpose of this paper is to review the trend of urbanization and the growth of cities in East Asia and to discuss the social, economic, environmental, and physical implications accompanying the rapid urbanization and the growth of large metropolitan cities. The paper discusses the past trend and distribution of urbanization and the growth of large cities in East Asia in comparison with those of other parts of Asia and the world at large.
The urban structure and hierarchy, population concentration in primate cities, and rural to urban population redistributions are also discussed. In addition, the paper comments on various ...