Ettore Santi G'18
Henry Luce Foundation/ACLS Program in China Studies Pre-dissertation Grants for Research in China 2018
University of California, Berkeley
Countryside Urbanism. Negotiating Space and Identity in Guangdong and Hunan Territorial Urbanization
China's rural-to-urban land conversion is the largest property transition in the human history. How do people experience this liminal space? This dissertation project considers the agrarian landscapes of the Guangdong and Hunan regions of China as political entities produced through ecological conservation, environmental dissent, and ethnic segregation. It looks at the cultural production of the built environment in two ways: as a result of the National practices of rural restructuring; and as the product of everyday spatial appropriations.