Preface. Part I: Urbanization in an International Context. 1. An Introduction to the Asian City; A.K. Dutt, F.J. Costa, A.G. Noble, S. Aggarwal. 2. Asian Urban Growth since 1950: Demographic Components, including Transnational Redistribution; B.J.L. Berry, Hak-Min Kim. 3. City Forms of China and India in Global Perspective; A.K. Dutt, Yichun Xie, F.J. Costa, Zhengmao Yang. Part II: Comparative Urban Setting. 4. The Distribution of City Sizes in Asian Countries; P.P. Karan. 5. The Concept of Sacred Cities in Asia with Special Reference to India; S.M. Bhardwaj. 6. A Comparative Study of Rank-Size Distributions in China and India; A.K. Dutt, Yichun Xie, R.J. Das, A. Parai. 7. Spatial Pattern of Commercial Establishments in Two South Asian City Centers: Rajshahi and Madurai; A.K. Dutt, A.G. Noble, Z. Hasan. Part III: Urbanization Characteristics by Countries. 8. Metropolization in Densely Populated Asia: the Case of Tokyo; Y. Masai. 9. The Nature of Urbanization in South Korea; Naghun Song, A.K. Dutt, F.J. Costa. 10. Indian Urbanization: Proliferation of Mega Cities and Urban Corridors; B.K. Roy. 11. Urbanization in Southeast Asia; A.K. Dutt, Naghun Song. 12. Small Town Growth and Development Policy in Pakistan; A.H. Siddiqi. Part IV: Urban Planning. 13. Water Supply in Selected Mega Cities of Asia; A. Parai, J.E. Benhart, W.C. Rense. 14. The Impact of the Growth of Township Enterprises on Rural--Urban Transformation in China, 1978--1990; S.L. Morgan. 15. New Small Towns of Israel: Successes and Failures; E. Efrat. 16. Exporting Planning: the Work of Thomas Karsten in Colonial Indonesia; J.L. Cobban. 17. Planning in a Rapid Growth Center: the Case of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; S. Al-Oteibi, A.G. Noble, F.J. Costa. Part V: The Urban Poor. 18. Children in the Urban Informal Sector: a Tragedy of the Developing Countries in Asia; P. Nangia. 19. Poverty in the Metropolitan Cities of India; V. Nath. 20. Spatial Spread of Daily Activity Patterns of Slum Dwellers in Calcutta and Delhi; A.K. Dutt, S. Tripathi, A. Mukhopadhyay. 21. Bombay Urban Development Project: a Solution for the Shelter Problem of the Urban Poor? S. Banerjee-Guha. 22. Sidewalk Dwellers of Calcutta; A. Mukhopadhyay, A.K. Dutt, A. Halder. Part VI: Perspectives on Urbanization. 23. Trends and Implications of Urbanization in India during the 20th Century; A. Bose. 24. Perspectives on Asian Urbanization: an East--West Comparison; A. Parai, A.K. Dutt.