China’s rural revolution

shanghai_1991_C06_015China’s explosive economic growth has awed the world, and is now felt in every corner of the Earth. As a result, earth systems are being changed at unprecedented rates, while bringing more people into a modern lifestyle than ever before.

While we normally perceive these changes in terms of rapid urbanization and industrialization, China’s ancient rural landscapes are also being transformed by these developments, in many surprising ways.

Thilo Kunzemann, of Allianz Knowledge, interviewed me about my experiences researching rural change in China, leading to a post for their China Demographic Profile: Part 8: The Rural Revolution.

Here is a link to the interview: China’s rural revolution.