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Paul Waley Dr Paul Waley

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Room Irene Manton Building, 10.106
School of Geography
University of Leeds
Leeds LS2 9JT   UK


+44 (0) 113 34 33338

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Research overview

My research grows out of a strong focus on specific geographic settings, primarily in East Asia. Tokyo has provided the context for much of my research, but I have also worked in Taipei and am currently involved in research projects in Nanjing, Shanghai and Anhui Province. My work can be grouped into five areas of interest: urban restructuring and gentrification in Chinese cities, contemporary East Asian cities in comparative perspective, representations of the city, urban change in South East Europe, and traditional retail markets. I have an additional special interest in Belgrade and its modernist district, New Belgrade.

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Current projects

  • The hand of the state in urban projects
  • Urban heritage and gentrification in Chinese cities
  • Competitive urbanism through policy on tourism, industry and transport: case studies from county level

More work in progress

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