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“A High Place Is No Better Than a Low Place”: The City in the Making of Modern China

Strand David

in Becoming Chinese: Passages to Modernity and Beyond

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520219236
eISBN:
9780520924413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520219236.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter considers the major attributes of modern Chinese cities and explores the making of an urban China. This study focuses on Lanzhou, the northwestern center of camel-caravan trade and the ... More


Walking Macao, Reading the Baroque

Jeremy Tambling and Louis Lo

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099371
eISBN:
9789882207660
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099371.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This is a guide-book that brings forth the art and architecture of Macao and the baroque treasures that make the territory of Macao so attractive. The book aims to help with an understanding of the ... More


The Western Chinese City

M. A. Aldrich

in The Search for a Vanishing Beijing: A Guide to China's Capital Through the Ages

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622097773
eISBN:
9789882207585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622097773.003.0039
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter tours the Western Chinese City. It begins by walking south of the Zheng Yang Gate towards the commercial and entertainment district of Old Peking called the Great Bamboo Fence. The House ... More


Messy Urbanism and Space for Community Engagement in China

Daniel Benjamin Abramson

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/9789888208333.003.0012
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural Theory and Criticism

In China, political leaders, professional planners and designers, and the public at large typically view the modernization of cities as a matter of ordering them. Many outside observers, awed by the ... More


The Eastern Chinese City

M. A. Aldrich

in The Search for a Vanishing Beijing: A Guide to China's Capital Through the Ages

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622097773
eISBN:
9789882207585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622097773.003.0036
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter takes a tour in the Eastern Chinese City. It begins by going to Dragon Pool Park in the southeast corner of the former Eastern Chinese city. Here, there is a beautifully landscaped park ... More


At the Crossroads of Empires: Middlemen, Social Networks, and State-Building in Republican Shanghai

Nara Dillon and Jean C. Oi (eds)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804756198
eISBN:
9780804768436
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804756198.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

To a degree uncommon among Chinese cities, Republican Shanghai had no center. Its territory was divided among three (sometimes more) municipal governments integrated into various national states and ... More


Photography and Foreclosure

Annie McClanahan

in Dead Pledges: Debt, Crisis, and Twenty-First-Century Culture

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780804799058
eISBN:
9781503600690
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804799058.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Chapter 3 brings together a wide range of photographs—photojournalism, art photography, and satellite images—that document the economic crisis with images of abandoned homes. These photographs reveal ... More


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