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Production: Beijing in a New Economic System

Madeleine Yue Dong

in Republican Beijing: The City and Its Histories

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520230507
eISBN:
9780520927636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520230507.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines the new economic system that emerged after the reshaping of the urban form of Republican Beijing. It argues that two economic systems overlapped in Republican Beijing: a global ... More


Literature: Writing New Beijing

Madeleine Yue Dong

in Republican Beijing: The City and Its Histories

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520230507
eISBN:
9780520927636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520230507.003.0010
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines literature in Republican Beijing, focusing on the work of Lao She. It argues that in his fictionalization of Republican Beijing, the novelist may have revealed more historical ... More


Introduction

Madeleine Yue Dong

in Republican Beijing: The City and Its Histories

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520230507
eISBN:
9780520927636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520230507.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about the history of Republican Beijing. The book brings together the political, economic, social, and cultural forces in ... More


From Imperial Capital to Republican City

Madeleine Yue Dong

in Republican Beijing: The City and Its Histories

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520230507
eISBN:
9780520927636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520230507.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter relates the story of Republican Beijing's modernization, focusing especially on changes in the city's basic spatial plan and administrative system. It explains that the foundation of ... More


Consumption: Spatial and Temporal Hierarchies

Madeleine Yue Dong

in Republican Beijing: The City and Its Histories

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520230507
eISBN:
9780520927636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520230507.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines Republican Beijing's new market system and patterns of consumption. It explains that three types of goods, excluding food, circulated through Beijing's markets: industrial ... More


Sociology: Examining Urban Ills

Madeleine Yue Dong

in Republican Beijing: The City and Its Histories

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520230507
eISBN:
9780520927636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520230507.003.0008
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter focuses on a sociological analysis of the urban ills of Republican Beijing. It describes some of the serious problems facing Republican Beijing–including poverty, prostitution, and ... More


Recycling: The Tianqiao District

Madeleine Yue Dong

in Republican Beijing: The City and Its Histories

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520230507
eISBN:
9780520927636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520230507.003.0007
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter explores the economy of recycling in Republican Beijing through an examination of the Tianqiao district. It examines some of the contemporary perspectives on Tianqiao and describes the ... More


Conclusion

Madeleine Yue Dong

in Republican Beijing: The City and Its Histories

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520230507
eISBN:
9780520927636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520230507.003.0011
Subject:
History, Asian History

This concluding chapter sums up the key findings of this study on the history of Republican Beijing. It argues that Republican Beijing, despite its imperial structures, was definitively a modern ... More


Power: The City and Its People

Madeleine Yue Dong

in Republican Beijing: The City and Its Histories

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520230507
eISBN:
9780520927636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520230507.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines how major interest groups involved in the reshaping of Republican Beijing's urban form struggled over the meanings of political concepts, commercial interests, and cultural and ... More


Tradition: The City and the Nation

Madeleine Yue Dong

in Republican Beijing: The City and Its Histories

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520230507
eISBN:
9780520927636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520230507.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter considers the pre- and post-1928 histories of Beijing/Beiping, and examines how tradition was affected by the reshaping of the urban form of Republican Beijing. It explains that the new ... More


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