This page includes a list of all books as well as those writings published during the most recent five years. For a full list of publications, please see the individual publication pages as follows:

Journal Special Issues; Journal Papers; Book Chapters; Public Writing


Shin, H.B. (ed.) (2017) Anti Gentrification: What is to be Done. Seoul: Dongnyeog. [In Korean: 신현방 (편저) <안티 젠트리피케이션, 우리는 무엇을 할 것 인가> 서울: 도서출판 동녘]

Lees, L., Shin, H.B. and López-Morales, E. (2016) Planetary Gentrification. Cambridge: Polity Press

Lees, L., Shin, H.B. and López-Morales, E. (eds.) (2015) Global Gentrifications: Uneven Development and Displacement. Bristol: Policy Press

Chen, Y-L. and Shin, H.B. (eds.) (2019) Neoliberal Urbanism, Contested Cities and Housing in Asia. The Contemporary City Series. Palgrave Macmillan

Shin, H.B. (under contract) Making China Urban: Geographical Aspects of Development and Disparity. Routledge

Shin, H.B. and Gimm, D-W. (eds.) (under contract) The Political Economy of Mega Projects in Asia: Globalization and Urban Transformation. Regions and Cities Series. Routledge

Recent Publications (excluding books listed above)


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. (2019) Asian urbanism. In:  Orum, A.M. (ed.) The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Urban and Regional Studies. Wiley-Blackwell. DOI: 10.1002/9781118568446.eurs0010

Shin, H.B. (2019) Contesting Property Hegemony in Asian Cities. In:  Chen, Y.-L. and Shin, H.B. (eds.) Neoliberal Urbanism, Contesting Cities and Housing in Asia. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 193-209

Chen, Y.-L. and Shin, H.B. (2019) Centering Housing Questions in Asian Cities. In:  Chen, Y.-L. and Shin, H.B. (eds.) Neoliberal Urbanism, Contesting Cities and Housing in Asia. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 1-19


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. (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. (eds.) (2018) The urban process under planetary accumulation by dispossession. City: analysis of urban trends, culture, theory, policy, action 22(1)

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) Displacement by redevelopment and ‘new-build’ gentrification: the case of Nangok. In: Korea Center for City and Environment Research (ed.) Urban Regeneration and Gentrification. Seoul: Hanul, pp. 309-325 [In Korean: 신현방 (forthcoming) 재개발과 ‘신축’ 젠트리피케이션에 의한 축출: 난곡 사례를 중심으로. <도시재생과 젠트리피케이션> 한국도시연구소 엮음. 서울: 한울, 309-3259쪽]

Shin, H.B. and Zhao, Y. (2018) Urbanism as a state project: Lessons from Beijing’s green belts. In:  Jayne, M.(ed.) Chinese Urbanism: Critical Perspectives. Abingdon: Routledge, pp. 30-46 

Shin, H.B. and López-Morales, E. (2018) Beyond Anglo-American gentrification theory. In: Lees, L. and Phillips, M. (eds.) Handbook of Gentrification Studies. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, pp.11-23

Shin, H.B. (2018) Studying global gentrifications. In: Harrison, J. and Hoyler, M. (eds.) Doing Global Urban Research. London: SAGE, pp. 138-152

Shin, H.B. (2018) Geography: Rethinking the ‘urban’ and urbanization. In: Iossifova, D., Doll, C. and Gasparatos, A. (eds.) Defining the Urban: Interdisciplinary and Professional Perspectives. London: Routledge, pp. 27-39

Shin, H.B. (2018) The geographies of gentrification in East Asia. The Newsletter (International Institute for Asian Studies) No.79, p. 15


Shin, H.B. (2017) Speculative urbanisation, gentrification and the right to the city. In Choi, B-D. (ed.) City of Hope. Seoul: The Seoul Institute, pp. 216-243 [In Korean: 신현방 (2017) 투기적 도시화, 젠트리피케이션, 도시권. <희망의 도시> 서울연구원 엮음. 서울: 한울, 216-243쪽]

Shin, H.B. (2017) Envisioned by the state: Entrepreneurial urbanism and the making of Songdo City, South Korea. In: Datta, A. and Shaban, A. (eds.) Mega-urbanization in the Global South: Fast Cities and New Urban Utopias of the Postcolonial State. Abingdon; New York: Routledge, pp. 83-100

  • Translated and reprinted in Korean in: Park, B-G., Lee, S-W. and Cho, S-C. (eds.) (2017) Spaces of Exception in East Asia. Seoul: Alt, pp. 325-342

Shin, H.B. (2017) Introduction: Anti-Gentrification: What is to be done. In: Shin, H.B. (ed.) Anti-Gentrification: What is to be done. Seoul: Dongnyok, pp. 15-36. [In Korean: 신현방 (2017) 서장: 안티 젠트리피케이션: 무엇을 할 것인가. <안티 젠트리피케이션: 무엇을 할 것인가> 신현방 엮음. 서울: 도서출판 동녘, 15~36쪽]

Shin, H.B. (2017) Owning less and sharing together to co-habit. Small is Beautiful 255: 32-37 [In Korean: 신현방 (2017) 어떻게 소유하고 함께 정주할 것인가. <작은 것이 아름답다> 255, 32~37]

Lees, L., Shin, H.B. and López-Morales, E. (2017) Planetary Gentrification. MIT Displacement and Research Action Network (DRAN): Blog Symposium on New Directions in Displacement Research

Shin, H.B. (2017) How stubborn ‘nail houses’ take a stand against China’s rapid urbanisation. The Conversation, 20 March

Nicolau, M. and Shin, H.B. (2017) The Rio Olympic Games and Socio-spatial Injustice, Six months after the Games finale., 7 March


Shin, H.B., Lees, L. and López-Morales, E. (eds.) (2016) Locating Gentrification in the Global EastUrban Studies 53(3)

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

Shin, H.B. (2016) Economic transition and speculative urbanisation in China: Gentrification versus dispossession. Urban Studies 53(3): 471-489

Shin, H.B. and Kim, S-H. (2016) The developmental state, speculative urbanisation and the politics of displacement in gentrifying Seoul. Urban Studies 53(3): 540-559

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

López-Morales, E., Shin, H.B. and Lees, L. (eds. (2016) Latin American gentrificationsUrban Geography 37(8)

López-Morales, E., Shin, H.B. and Lees, L.  (2016) Introduction: Latin American gentrificationsUrban Geography 37(8): 1091-1108

Shin, H.B. (ed.) (2016) Developmentalist Urbanization and Gentrification. Space and Environment 26(3) [In Korean: 신현방 (2016) 발전주의 도시화와 젠트리피케이션. <공간과 사회> 26(3)]

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) 발전주의 도시화와 젠트리피케이션, 그리고 저항의 연대. <공간과 사회> 26(3): 5-14]

Shin, H.B. (2016) La Economía Política de Urbananización Especulativa en Asia Oriental [The Political Economy of Speculative Urbanization in East Asia]. In: Alvarez, L, Delgado, G. and Leal, A. (eds.) Los Desafios de la Ciudad del Siglo XXI [The Challenges of Twenty First Century Cities]. Senado de la Republica / Ceiich-Puc-Pues, UNAM, Mexico, pp. 421-438

Shin, H.B. (2016) Dreaming of a world without gentrification. In: Jeong, H-S. (ed.) Hannam Forum. Seoul: Takeout Drawing, pp. 168-174 [In Korean: 신현방 (2016) 젠트리피케이션 없는 세상 꿈꾸기. <한남포럼> 정현석 펴냄. 서울: 테이크아웃드로잉. 168-174쪽]

Shin, H.B. (2016) China meets Korea: the Asian Games, entrepreneurial local states and debt-driven development. In: Gruneau, R. and Horne, J. (eds.) Mega Events and Globalization: Capital and  Spectacle in a Changing World Order. Abingdon: Routledge, pp. 186-205

Shin, H.B. (2016) Gentrification as a ‘disaster’: What can we do about it? Proceedings of the Seongdong District Forum on Anti-Gentrification and Sustainable Urban Regeneration. Seoul: Seongdong Distict Government [In Korean: 신현방 (2016) 젠트리피케이션이라는 ‘재난’, 어떻게 극복할 것인가? 젠트리피케이션 방지와 지속가능 도시재생을 위한 포럼 자료집. 서울: 성동구청]

Shin, H.B. (2016) Dreaming of a world without gentrification [In Korean: 젠트리피케이션 없는 세상 꿈꾸기]. The Hope Institute blog. 21 January

Shin, H.B. (2016) Gentrification: Whose city? Coffee Vol.171 (March 2016), p46 [In Korean: 신현방 (2016) 젠트리피케이션: 누구의 도시인가? <월간 커피> 통권 171권 3월호, 46쪽]


Shin, H.B. (2015) Urbanization in China. In: Wright, J. (ed.) International Encyclopedia of Social and Behavioral Sciences (2nd edition). Amsterdam: Elsevier, pp. 973-979

Lees, L., Shin, H.B. and López-Morales, E. (2015) Conclusion: Global gentrifications. In: Lees, L., Shin, H.B. and López-Morales, E. (eds.) Global Gentrifications: Uneven Development and Displacement. Bristol: Policy Press, pp. 441-452

Lees, L., Shin, H.B. and López-Morales, E. (2015) Introduction: ‘Gentrification’, a global urban process?. In: Lees, L., Shin, H.B. and López-Morales, E. (eds.) Global Gentrifications: Uneven Development and Displacement. Bristol: Policy Press, pp. 1-18

Shin, H.B. (2015) Combined Book Review: Samara, Tony R., He, Shenjing and Chen, Guo 2013 (eds.), Locating Right to the City in the Global South. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge.; Erdi-Lelandais, G. 2014 (ed.) Understanding the City: Henri Lefebvre and Urban Studies. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research 39(6): 1279-1282


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

Shin, H.B. (2014) Urban spatial restructuring, event-led development and scalar politics. Urban Studies 51(14): 2961-2978

Shin, H.B. (2014) Elite vision before people: State entrepreneurialism and the limits of participation. In: Altrock, U. and Schoon, S. (eds.) Maturing Megacities: The Pearl River Delta in Progressive Transition. New York: Springer, pp. 267-285

Shin, H.B. (2014) Book review: A Middle Class without Democracy: Economic Growth and the Prospects for Democratization in China by Jie Chen. LSE Review of Books. 17 April




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