The international debate on the modification of Chinese ruralities opens new theoretical and practical dimensions for architectural design. China’s rural lands, collectively owned by the peasantry, are under pressure. A dramatic socio-economic transition, an imponent political agenda, a land-use speculation process, an awakening of cultural values, and several other forces are reframing the conceptual and operative framework of the countryside’s transformation. Drawing on a fieldwork experience conducted in the Fujian Province, the book explores the Chinese countryside’s transient condition and its future implications.
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Gerardo Semprebon (1989), architect, holds a PhD from Shanghai Jiao Tong University and a PhD from Politecnico di Milano, where currently works as Research Fellow at the Department of Architecture and Urban Studies.