Journal article

What about the "Stayers"? Examining China's Resettlement Induced by Large Reservoir Projects

Tianhe Jiang, Mark Wang, Yingnan Zhang, Guoqing Shi, Dengcai Yan

LAND | MDPI | Published : 2021

Abstract

Large reservoir projects typically occupy vast lots of rural land and trigger resettlement on a massive scale. In China’s reservoir context, increasing concerns have arisen regarding distant-resettlees (those who are resettled outside the reservoir area), while fewer studies have examined the nearby-resettlees (those who are resettled near the original area) and the non-movers (those who do not resettle). The significance of these two groups has been downplayed and their populations are in the millions (or more) in China. How and why they are impacted is under-researched and their relative position and intergroup nexus with the distant-resettlees remains unclear in the exist-ing literature. ..

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Grants

Awarded by Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities


Awarded by National Social Science Foundation of China


Funding Acknowledgements

This research was funded by the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities (No.KYCX20_0506; Postgraduate scientific research and innovation projects in Jiangsu Province), the National Social Science Foundation of China (16CSH019) and China Scholarship Council.