The Growth of the E-bike
Dennis Zuev

In this concise book, Dennis Zuev succeeds in addressing a series of interlinked, urgent questions to do with mobility, sustainability, classURBAN MOBILITY IN MODERN CHINA and urban planning, while also providing a fascinating ethnographic snapshot of the fast changing character of urban life in contemporary China. Engagingly written in a lively style, the book can be read in an afternoon, but it lingers on.
Thomas Hylland Eriksen, Professor of Social Anthropology, University of Oslo

Based on solid empirical investigation, Zuev offers us a comprehensive view of the social, cultural and political contexts in which China’s e-bike thrives and develops, despite sporadic resistance from governments, users and by-standers.
Julie Yu-Wen Chen, Professor of Chinese Studies, University of Helsinki

The incredibly rapid, top to bottom transformations, are taking place in China today present a major problem for social scientific analysis. However, Dennis Zuev’s multi-method focus on one urban mobility technology — two-wheeled electric vehicles used by 200 million people — provides clear and deep insights into society-wide changes that go far beyond the nation’s low-carbon policies. Well-Illustrated, clearly written and with thick descriptions, Electric Mobility in China, is a much-needed addition to the literatures on socio-cultural and political transformations in China as well as changing urban mobility systems around the world.
Jerome Krase, Emeritus and Murray Koppleman Professor, Brooklyn College CUNY. is author of Seeing Cities Change: Local Culture and Class (Routledge)

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