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Arts, culture and the making of global cities : creating new urban landscapes in Asia

Author: Lily Kong; Chia-ho Ching; Tsu-Lung Chou
Publisher: Cheltenham, UK : Edward Elgar Publishing, [2015] ©2015
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This book is a welcome and timely analysis of how global economic and financial powerhouses in Asia also aim to become global cultural cities. It critically examines the tension between top-down policies implemented by strong states to boost urban culture, which are typically focused on the hardware of iconic venues, museums, and opera houses mostly designed by famous western architects, and the need for freedom to
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lily Kong; Chia-ho Ching; Tsu-Lung Chou
ISBN: 9781784715847 1784715840
OCLC Number: 902673709
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: 1. Arts spaces, new urban landscapes and global cultural cities --
2. The National Grand Theatre in a city of monuments : discourse and reality in the construction of Beijing's new cultural space --
3. Rivalling Beijing and the world : realizing Shanghai's ambitions through cultural infrastructure --
4. Hong Kong's dilemmas and the changing fates of West Kowloon Cultural District --
5. The making of a 'Renaissance City' : building cultural monuments in Singapore --
6. In search of new homes : the absent new cultural monument in Taipei --
7. Cultural creativity, clustering and the state in Beijing --
8. Remaking Shanghai's old industrial spaces : the growth and growth of creative precincts --
9. Factories and animal depots : the 'new' old spaces for the arts in Hong Kong --
10. Reusing old factory spaces in Taipei : the challenges of developing cultural parks --
11. From education to enterprise in Singapore : converting old schools to new artistic and aesthetic use --
12. Culture, globalization and urban landscapes.
Responsibility: Lily Kong, Chia-ho Ching, Tsu-Lung Chou.

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