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Untangling the “Messy” Asian City

Jeffrey Hou and Manish Chalana

in Messy Urbanism: Understanding the "Other" Cities of Asia

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9789888208333
eISBN:
9789888313471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208333.003.0001
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural Theory and Criticism

This chapter outlines the rubric of “messy urbanism” in terms of its significance, threats, and theoretical frameworks. Messiness is simultaneously a range of urban conditions and a notion that we ... More


Diversity and Occasional Anarchy: The Key to a Great City

Yue Chim Richard Wong

in Diversity and Occasional Anarchy: On Deep Economic and Social Contradictions in Hong Kong

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9789888139446
eISBN:
9789888180349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139446.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Jane Jacobs’ (1916-2006) observations of economic life in big cities challenged and modified the way the world sees cities. This chapter explores what we can learn from her work for Hong Kong and ... More


Narratives of Human Growth versus Urban Renewal

Jini Kim Watson

in The New Asian City: Three-Dimensional Fictions of Space and Urban Form

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816675722
eISBN:
9781452947556
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816675722.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter traces the literary assimilation of the high-rise building as a metonymical device for government and global capitalist alliances. It examines the urban esthetics used in expanding ... More


Messy Urbanism: Understanding the "Other" Cities of Asia

Manish Chalana (ed.)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9789888208333
eISBN:
9789888313471
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208333.001.0001
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural Theory and Criticism

Seemingly messy and chaotic, the landscapes and urban life of cities in Asia possess an order and hierarchy which often challenge understanding and appreciation. With a cross-disciplinary group of ... More


Introduction: Urban Theory, Asia, and Religion

Peter van der Veer

in Handbook of Religion and the Asian City: Aspiration and Urbanization in the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780520281226
eISBN:
9780520961081
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520281226.003.0025
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This book explores “urban aspirations” in Asia. Focusing on cities such as Singapore, Seoul, Beijing, Mumbai, Bangkok, and Shanghai, it examines notions of “urban society” to understand the different ... More


Handbook of Religion and the Asian City: Aspiration and Urbanization in the Twenty-First Century

Peter van der Veer (ed.)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780520281226
eISBN:
9780520961081
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520281226.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This book highlights the creative and innovative role of urban aspirations in Asian world cities. It does not assume that religion is of the past and that the urban is secular, but instead points out ... More


The Disappearing Woman, Interiority, and Private Space

Jini Kim Watson

in The New Asian City: Three-Dimensional Fictions of Space and Urban Form

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816675722
eISBN:
9781452947556
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816675722.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter explains the role of the privatized interior in framing the disappearing female subject in works by Kang Sŏk-kyŏng, Su Weizhen, and Su-chen Christine Lim. It explores the textual and ... More


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