Journal Articles

Sonn, J. and Shin, H.B. (2019) Contextualizing accumulation by dispossession: The state and high-rise apartment clusters in Gangnam, Seoul. Annals for the American Association of Geographers. DOI: 10.1080/24694452.2019.1638751

Shin, H.B. (2019) Planetary Gentrification: What it Is and Why it matters (プラネタリー・ジェントリフィケーション ―それは何であり、何が問題なのか). Space, Society and Geographical Thought (Osaka Prefecture University and Osaka City University) 22: 127-137 (Japanese translation by M. Aramata and N. Senba)

Shin, H.B. (2018) Commentary on Choi Byung-Doo’s Critical Reading of Cities. Space and Environment 28(4): 260-264 [In Korean: 신현방 (2018) 비판지리학을 위하여: 최병두와 도시. <공간과 사회> 28권 4호, 260-264쪽]

Moreno, L. and Shin, H.B. (2018) Introduction: The urban process under planetary accumulation by dispossession. City: analysis of urban trends, culture, theory, policy, action 22(1): 78-87

Shin, H.B. (2018) Urban movements and the genealogy of urban rights discourses: The case of urban Protesters against redevelopment and displacement in Seoul, South KoreaAnnals of the American Association of Geographers 108(2): 356-369 [download 50 free copies] [download the Word version from]

  • Reprinted in: Heynen, N. (ed.) (2019) Social Justice and the City. Routledge; ISBN: 978-1-138-32274-5)

Shin, H.B., Lees, L. and López-Morales, E. (2016) Introduction: Locating gentrification in the Global EastUrban Studies 53(3): 455-470 doi: 10.1177/0042098015620337 View the Word version

Shin, H.B. and Kim, S-H. (2016) The developmental state, speculative urbanisation and the politics of displacement in gentrifying SeoulUrban Studies 53(3): 540-559 doi: 10.1177/0042098014565745 View the Word version

  • Reprinted in: Doucette, J. and Park, B.-G. (eds.) (2019) Developmentalist Cities? Interrogating Urban Developmentalism in East Asia. Brill, pp. 245-270

Shin, H.B. (2016) Economic transition and speculative urbanisation in China: Gentrification versus dispossessionUrban Studies 53(3): 471-489 doi: 10.1177/0042098015597111 View the Word version

Shin, H.B. (2016) China’s urbanization of capital and dispossession: The case of Guangzhou. Critical Review of History 116: 73-96 [In Korean: 신현방 (2016) 중국 개혁기 자본의 도시, 강탈의 도시로의 이행: 광주 사례를 중심으로. <역사비평> 116 (가을호), 73~96쪽]

  • This is a substantially revised Korean version of my earlier Urban Studies paper ‘Economic transition and speculative urbanisation in China: Gentrification versus dispossession’ (2016)
  • The above translation reprinted in: Park, C-H. (eds.) (2018) Contemporary Chinese Cities, Vol.II Reform Era. Seoul: Yukbi, pp. 170-187 [In Korean: 신현방 (2018) 중국 개혁기 자본의 도시, 강탈의 도시로의 이행: 광주 사례를 중심으로. <도시로 읽는 현대 중국 2: 개혁기> 박철현 엮음. 서울: 역사비평사, 170-187쪽]

López-Morales, E., Shin, H.B. and Lees, L. (2016) Introduction: Latin American gentrifications. Urban Geography 37(8): 1091-1108 View the Word version

Shin, H.B. (2016) Editorial review: Developmentalist urbanization, gentrification and the alliance of resistance. Space and Environment 26(3): 5-14 [In Korean: 신현방 (2016) 편집의 글: 발전주의 도시화와 젠트리피케이션, 그리고 저항의 연대. <공간과 사회> 26권 3호, 5~14쪽]

Shin, H.B. (2014) Contesting speculative urbanisation and strategising discontentsCity: analysis of urban trends, culture, theory, policy, action. 18(4-5): 509-516

  • Previous draft available in Brekke, J.K., Dalakoglou, D., Filipdidis, C. and Vradis, A. (eds.) Crisis-scape: Athens and beyond. Athens:, pp.139-149

Shin, H.B. (2014) Urban spatial restructuring, event-led development and scalar politicsUrban Studies 51(14): 2961-2978 View the Word version

Shin, H.B. (2013) The right to the city and critical reflections on China’s property rights activismAntipode 45(5): 1167-1189 View on the journal site  View the Word version

  • Read the journal’s newsletter that includes the introduction to the paper
  • An earlier working version appeared as CASEpaper 156. The working version includes additional quantitative data not included in the final version of the above journal article

Li, B. and Shin, H.B. (2013) Intergenerational housing support between retired old parents and their children in urban ChinaUrban Studies 50(16): 3225-3242 Download the Word version

Shin, H.B. and Li, B. (2013) Whose Games? The costs of being “Olympic citizens” in BeijingEnvironment and Urbanization 25(2): 549-566 View on the journal site  Download the Word version

  • An earlier working version appeared as CASEpaper 163. Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK

Shin, H.B. (2012) Unequal cities of spectacle and mega-events in ChinaCity: analysis of urban trends, culture, theory, policy, action 16(6): 728-744.  View the Word version

Shin, H.B. (2010) Urban Conservation and Revalorisation of Dilapidated Historic Quarters: the Case of Nanluoguxiang in BeijingCities 27 (Supplement 1): S43-S54.  View

Shin, H.B. (2009) Residential redevelopment and entrepreneurial local state: The implications of Beijing’s shifting emphasis on urban redevelopment policiesUrban Studies 46(13): 2815-2839. View

  • An earlier working version appeared as ARC Working Paper No.22, London, Asia Research Centre, London School of Economics

Shin. H.B. (2009) Property-based redevelopment and gentrification: the case of Seoul, South Korea. Geoforum 40(5): 906-917.  View

Shin, H.B. (2009) Life in the shadow of mega-events: Beijing Summer Olympiad and its impact on housing. Journal of Asian Public Policy 2(2): 122-141.  View

Shin, H.B. (2008) Living on the edge: financing post-displacement housing in urban redevelopment projects in Seoul. Environment and Urbanization 20(2): 411-426. View

  • A Chinese-translated version (“生活在边缘:住房融资后的首尔城市重建项目”) is available here.

Shin, H.B. (2005) Changes in China’s Social Welfare System during the Reform Period. Health and Welfare Forum 104: 116-135. Korea Institute for Health and Social Affairs [In Korean: 신현방 (2005) 개혁 정책 이후 중국 사회보장제도의 변화. <보건복지포럼> 104권, 116~135쪽]