Simone van Nieuwenhuizen writes about 'Changing Chinese Cities' in the Asian Review, reporting that it -
"... offers a different perspective on these challenges. Chow argues that it is possible—indeed preferable—for Chinese cities to modernize without superseding their traditional aspects, and calls for a more nuanced approach to urban design. Chow remarks that a lack of attention to “common architecture” has prevented urban planners from adopting this nuanced approach."
She also points out the that -
"Historians, sociologists, and those simply looking for a different view of China's rapid urbanisation and development, will find something in this book."
Something we find exciting.