Urbanization of Rural China, a monography of applied anthropology authored by Dr. Li Taohong of Dali University in China and published by North America Business Press in July 2019. It takes Shiyang Town in Southwest of China as the case to illustrate the urbanization process of rural China. The urbanization process of Shiyang Town is full of the flavor of salt, so that the city is said to be prosperity due to salt, decline due to salt, and revival due to salt. The changing history of local salt resources highly reflects the history of the urbanization process of Shiyang Town. This book is useful in understanding not only China’s history of rural-urban transformation, but also the patterns of historical development in many other contexts of Asia.