High-Speed Rail Networks

And Population Mobility Management in China

China’s high-speed rail networks have been world-renowned for their cutting-edge technology, efficiency and unparalleled ability to move large numbers of people over long distances. Co-published by East View Press and Social Sciences Academic Press, High-Speed Rail Networks and Population Mobility Management in China describes in great detail how this form of rapid transit has changed the way the Chinese live and work, as well as how cities in the country have grown and developed. Written by one of China’s preeminent sociologists, this book is a must-read for anyone wanting to understand the potential of high-speed rail networks and their effects on the world.


High-Speed Rail Networks
  • Author: Huang Suping
  • ISBN (print): 978-1-879944-77-0
  • Year: 2018
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 408

Table of Contents

Chapter 1

1.1 Research Background
1.2 Significance of the Study
1.3 Research Framework and Contents

Chapter 2

Social Management of Floating Populations in Hub Cities in HSR Networks
2.1 HSR Networks’ Influence on Regional Development, Urban Space, and Floating Populations
2.2 Changes in Floating Population Under HSR’s Influence
2.3 Development of Hub Cities and Stations on China’s 4+4 HSR Network
2.4 Development of Class-A HSR Stations—A Case Study of Shanghai
2.5 Social Management of the Floating Population in HSR Hub Cities
2.6 Conclusions

Chapter 3

Spatial Polarization and Social Stratification in HSR Hub Cities: A Case Study of Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station
3.1 Spatial Polarization and Social Stratification
3.2 Planning of Shanghai Hongqiao Central Business District
3.3 General Information on the Shanghai Hongqiao Transportation Hub
3.4 Current Circumstances of the Shanghai Railway Station, Shanghai South Railway Station, and Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station: A Comparative Study
3.5 Spatial Polarization Around Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station
3.6 Spatial Polarization of Wealth in Shanghai
3.7 Conclusions

Chapter 4

The Role of China’s HSR Networks in Restructuring the Industry, Employment, and Population of Urban Agglomerations: A Case Study of the Yangtze River Delta Urban Agglomeration and Shanghai as its Lead City
4.1 HSR Industrial Belts: Definitions, Component Factors, and Spatial Evolution
4.2 The Yangtze River Delta Urban Agglomeration and HSR Economic Belt
4.3 The Impact of HSR Network Construction on the Yangtze River Delta Urban Agglomeration
4.4 The Administrative, Employment, Industrial, and Spatial Layouts of the Population in the Yangtze River Delta Urban Agglomeration
4.5 Changes of Regional Differences in the Yangtze River Delta Urban Agglomeration
4.6 Conclusions

Chapter 5

Railway Transportation and Regional Economic and Social Development: A System Dynamics Simulation
5.1 The Simulation Purpose and Method
5.2 Model Description
5.3 Subsystem Analysis
5.4 Simulation Results of the Basic Variables
5.5 Decision Analyses
5.6 Conclusions

Chapter 6

Strategies for HSR Hubs to Improve Floating Population Service and Spatial Distribution
6.1 Promotion of HSR Stations’ Handling Capacity
6.2 Innovative HSR Operation Management
6.3 Informatization of HSR Service Management
6.4 Differentiation and Segregation in the Greater Hongqiao HSR Station Area: Prevention and Response
6.5 Industrial Division and Cooperation of Urban Agglomerations in HSR Networks
6.6 Conclusions

About the Contributors

Author Huang Suping is a lecturer at the School of Sociology and Political Science of Shanghai University. She holds a Ph.D. in Management Science and Engineering and a Post-doc in Public Management. Her research interests include population economics, regional development, employment and social politics. Huang has published in journals such as Population and Economy, Urban Planning Forum, and Canadian Social Sciences.

Translator Chen Fuyu is an Associate Professor at the School of Foreign Languages at Chongqing Jiaotong University. He holds an MA in Interpreting and Translation Studies.

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