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Professor Carolyn Cartier

Core Member, Centre for Social & Cultural Change in China Investment

B.A, M.A, PhD

Member, Chinese Studies Association of Australia
Member, American Association for Asian Studies
Member, Association of American Geographers

Email: Carolyn.Cartier@uts.edu.au
Phone: +61 2 9514 2977
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Room: CB10.05.434 (map)
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Biography

Carolyn Cartier is Professor of Human Geography and China Studies, specializing in urbanization and regional development in contemporary China. Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, Professor Cartier was trained in Geography at the University of California, Berkeley (A.B., M.A., Ph.D.). She was a member of the faculty at Vassar College (New York), the University of Oregon and the University of Southern California before joining UTS in 2009. She is an Adjunct Research Director at the Centre for China in the World at the Australian National University, and has held several fellowships and visiting professorships, including a Fulbright Fellowship in Hong Kong during 2005-06. Professor Cartier is the author of Globalizing South China (2001) and the co-editor of The Chinese Diaspora: Place, Space, Mobility and Identity (2003). Recent publications focus on journal articles and chapters in four areas: geographical thought and research design; urban and regional territoriality; the role of the state in urban and regional change; and urban culture including contemporary art. Forthcoming books are Geographical Thought and the Macroregion in China and Sudden Culture: Urban Redevelopment in Hong Kong and the Aesthetics of Politics.

Key publications

2005 Seductions of Place: Geographical Perspectives on Globalization and Touristed Landscapes, London and New York: Routledge, edited with Alan A. Lew

2003 The Chinese Diaspora: Space, Place, Mobility, and Identity, Lanham, MD: Roman & Littlefield, edited with Laurence J.C. Ma

2001 Globalizing South China, Oxford: Blackwell

Articles and Chapters

2010 “Power Plays: Performance Art, Political Life and Social Documentation,” in Kam Louie, ed., Hong Kong Culture: Word and Image, Hong Kong: University of Hong Kong Press, pp. 25-40

2009 “Production/Consumption and the Chinese City/Region: Cultural Political Economy and the Feminist Diamond Ring,” Urban Geography, 30(4): 368-390

2008 “Hong Kong and the Production of Art in the Post/colonial City,” China Information, 22(2): 195-225

2008 “Culture and the City: Hong Kong, 1997-2007,” The China Review, 8(1): 59-83

2005 Carolyn Cartier, Manuel Castells, and Jack Linchuan Qiu “The Information Have-Less: Inequality, Mobility, and Translocal Networks in Chinese Cities,” Studies in Comparative International Development, 40(2): 9-34

2005 “Regional Formations and Transnational Urbanism in South China,” in Jing Wang, ed., Locating China:Place, Space, and Popular Culture, London: Routledge, pp. 52-71

2005 “City-Space: Scale Relations and China’s Spatial Administrative Hierarchy,” in Laurence J.C. Ma and Fulong Wu, eds., Restructuring the Chinese City: Changing Society, Economy and Space, London and New York: Routledge, pp. 21-38

2003 “Diaspora and Social Restructuring in Postcolonial Malaysia,” in The Chinese Diaspora: Space, Place, Mobility, and Identity, Laurence J.C. Ma and Carolyn Cartier, eds., pp. 69-96

2003 “Regions of Diaspora,” in The Chinese Diaspora: Space, Place, Mobility, and Identity, Laurence J.C. Ma and Carolyn Cartier, eds., pp. 379-390

2002 “Transnational Urbanism in the Reform Era Chinese City: Landscapes from Shenzhen,” Urban Studies, 39(9): 1513-1532
2002 “Origins and Evolution of a Geographical Idea: The ‘Macroregion’ in China,” Modern China, 28(1): 79-143

2001 “‘Zone Fever’, the Arable Land Debate, and Real Estate Speculation: China’s Evolving Land Use Regime and its Geographical Contradictions,” Journal of Contemporary China, 10(28): 445-69

1999 “Cosmopolitics and the Maritime World City,” The Geographical Review, 89(2): 278-89

1997 “The Dead, Place/Space, and Social Activism: Constructing the Nationscape in Historic Melaka,” Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 15(5): 555-86

Professional

Research

Research interests

  • Urbanisation and regional development in contemporary China
  • The culture debate in urban redevelopment
  • The role of the state in China's urban and regional development

Projects

Publications

Research books

Cartier, C. 2001, Globalizing South China, 1, Blackwell, Oxford, UK.

Book editorship

Cartier, C. 2012, Red Rising Red Eclipse: China Story Yearbook 2012, Australian Centre on China in the World; The Australian National University, Australia.

Cartier, C. & Lew, A.A. 2005, Seductions of Place, Routledge, Oxon, UK.

Cartier, C. 2003, The Chinese Diaspora: Space, Place, Mobility and Identity, Rowman & Littlefield, Lanham, MD.

Research book chapters

Cartier, C. 2013, 'Class, consumption and the economic restructuring of consumer space' in Minglu Chen and David S.G. Goodman (eds), Middle Class China: Identity and Behaviour, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, UK, pp. 34-53.

Cartier, C. 2013, 'Uneven development and the time/space economy' in Wanning Sun and Yingjie Guo (eds), Unequal China: Political Economy and the Cultural Politics of Inequality, Routledge, UK, pp. 77-90.
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Cartier, C. 2012, 'Contemporary art and mediatization in Brand PRD' in Wanning Sun, Jenny Chio (eds), Mapping Media In China: Region, Province, Locality, Routledge, UK, pp. 126-142.
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Cartier, C. 2012, 'Neoliberalization at a Crossroads? Transcolonial Hong Kong' in Jenny Kenkel and Margit Mayer (eds), Neoliberal Urbanism and Its Contestations: Crossing Theoretical Boundaries, Palgrave Macmillan, United Kingdom, pp. 137-154.

Cartier, C. 2011, 'World Cities - Part I' in John Agnew and James S. Duncan (eds), Human Geography, Wiley-Blackwell, UK, pp. 313-324.
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Cartier, C. 2010, 'Power Plays: Alternative Performance Art and Urban Space in the Political Life of the City' in Kam Louie (ed), Hong Kong Culture: Word and Image, Hong Kong University Press, Hong Kong, pp. 25-40.
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Cartier, C. 2006, 'Symbolic City/Regions and Gendered Identity Formation in South China' in Oakes T; Schein L (eds), Translocal China: Linkages, Identities and the Re-imagining of Space, Routledge, London and New York, pp. 138-154.
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Cartier, C. 2005, 'City-space: scale relations and China's spatial administrative hierarchy' in Laurence Ma, Fulong Wu (eds), Restructuring the Chinese City: Changing society, economy and space, Routledge, New York, USA, pp. 21-38.
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Cartier, C. 2005, 'San Francisco and the left coast' in Cartier, Carolyn; Lew, Alan A. (eds), Seductions of Place, Routledge, Oxon, UK, pp. 148-169.
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Book chapters (other)

Cartier, C. & Tomba, L. 2012, 'Symbolic Cities and the 'Cake Debate'' in Geremie Barme, Jeremy Goldkorn, Carolyn Cartier, Gloria Davies (eds), Red Rising Red Eclipse: China Story Yearbook 2012, Australian Centre on China in the World; The Australian National University, Australia, pp. 25-52.

Cartier, C. 2009, 'Cultural Spaces/ Hong Kong: Relational Urban Studies and the Epochal State' in Wong Siu-lun (ed), Rethinking Hong Kong: New Paradigms, New Perspectives, Centre of Asian Studies, Hong Kong, pp. 225-243.

Refereed journal articles

Cartier, C. 2013, 'What's territorial about China?--from geopolitical narratives to the 'administrative economy'', Eurasian Geography and Economics, vol. 54, no. 1, pp. 57-77.
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Cartier, C. 2011, 'Neoliberalism And The Neoauthoritarian City In China-contexts And Research Directions: Commentary In Conversation With Jennifer Robinson's Urban Geography Plenary Lecture', Urban Geography, vol. 32, no. 8, pp. 1110-1121.
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Cartier, C. 2011, 'State Formation and Comparative Area Studies :Between Globalization and Territorialization', Journal Of Asian Studies, vol. 70, no. 4, pp. 965-970.
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Cartier, C. 2011, 'Urban Growth, Rescaling and the Spatial Administrative Hierarchy', Provincial China, vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 1-25.
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Cartier, C. 2009, 'Production/Consumption And The Chinese City/Region: Cultural Political Economy And The Feminist Diamond Ring', Urban Geography, vol. 30, no. 4, pp. 368-390.
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Cartier, C. 2008, 'Culture and the City: Hong Kong 1997-2007', The China Review, vol. 8, no. 1, pp. 59-83.
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Cartier, C. 2008, 'Hong Kong and the Production of Art in the Post/colonial City', China Information, vol. 22, no. 2, pp. 245-275.
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Cartier, C. 2007, 'Making Space For Art: the culture debate and the studio arts movement in Hong Kong', Universite de Reims. Institut de Geographie. Travaux, vol. 129, no. 130, pp. 101-120.
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Cartier, C., Castells, M. & Qiu, J.L. 2005, 'The Information Have-Less: Inequality, Mobility, and Translocal Networks in Chinese Cities', Studies in Comparative International Development, vol. 40, no. 2, pp. 9-34.
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Journal articles

Shih, M. & Cartier, C. 2011, 'Particularities and Complexities: Unpacking State Policy in Local China', Provincial China, vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 1-8.
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Journal editorship

Cartier, C. 2011, 'Special Issue: State Policy in Local China', Provincial China, vol. 2, no. 1.

Cartier, C. 2009, '2099', Urban Geography, vol. 30, no. 4.

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