To record and supplement the condition and the history of village as well as to investigate and feed back the problems and phenomena in the process of urbanization in Dongli District, investigation team “Investigation and analysis of the condition of the village and problems in the process of the urbanization in Dongli District” from Nankai University, including 19 people, went to Dongli District, Tianjin, throughout 17 streets, 116 villages in total to investigate.
In the process of the investigation, the team pursued investigation and recorded to village culture of eastern suburbs in Tianjin, holding "Knowing China, Serving China" spirit. Through the oral account from nearly 400 villagers in eastern suburbs of Tianjin, the team established oral speech database which was quite representative and compiled the oral materials. And they drew a investigation conclusion through the confirmation from village cadres as well as villagers, analyzing comprehensively of the problems in the process of urbanization in Dongli District.
Investigation team ultimately formed the Village Culture Traces in Eastern Suburb of Tianjin, consisting of seven volumes, about 60 million words in total as well as made seven reports on the urbanization of Dongli District, over 50000 words in total. That enriches the historical records about the eastern suburbs of Tianjin and they put forward some effective measures to solve the problems in the process of urbanization in Dongli District. Village Culture Traces in Eastern Suburb of Tianjin has been sent to press and investigation reports have been submitted to the People's Political Consultative Conference of Dongli District.