Resettlement in the Three Gorges Project

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The construction of the Three Gorges dam in China involves the relocation of more than 1.2 million people over 17 years. This resettlement project has special demographic, social, economic and political characteristics, and has profound influence on urban and rural life. This book examines the factors influencing the sustainability of the Three Gorges rural resettlement, and the problems and coping strategies of the relocation programme implemented over the period 2000-06. The author employs a multi-method approach – using geographical information system, interviews, social surveys and documentary analysis – to analyse the different dimensions of the resettlement. There are insightful evaluations of the impacts on the displaced families and on the host communities, of government reactions to resettlement-related problems, and of the current status of the relocation programme in meeting the original objectives. New findings in this book will contribute to the understanding of resettlement issues and associated socio-economic transformations in China.

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Dr Yan Tan is a human geographer and demographer. She is a Research Fellow at the Faculty of Social Sciences, Flinders University of South Australia. She specialises in population and migration issues in China and Australia, and social applications of geographical information systems (GIS). She has worked as a consultant to the Emerging Social Issues Division of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) since 2006.

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“The Three Gorges Dam is not only the world’s biggest, it also required the world’s largest ever development-caused population displacement and resettlement. This mega-resettlement has confronted giant hurdles, entailed enormous debates inside and outside

“Yan Tan’s book sheds new light on the important process of forced migration as a result of mega projects. Such migrations are of increasing significance in Asia and this study provides many insights into the difficulties associated with this type of disp

“The first book published outside China on the early stages of the Three Gorges resettlement, this will have both policy and theoretical importance for planners of large infrastructure projects and for academics interested in the contentious social, envir

“This book is a perceptive analysis of the complex and divisive issues involved in population resettlement caused by major development projects such as the Yangzi Gorges dam. Involuntary resettlement on this scale generates complex social and environmenta

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