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Building Shanghai : the story of China's gateway

Author: Edward Denison; Guang Yu Ren
Publisher: Chichester, England ; Hoboken, NJ : Wiley-Academy, 2006.
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Shanghai's illustrious history and phenomenal future is celebrated in this book, which examines the evolution of the city's architecture and urban form in order to contextualise the challenges facing the city today. The physical legacies that reflect Shanghai's uniqueness historically and contemporarily are examined chronologically using specific case studies of exemplary architecture interwoven in a compelling  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Denison, Edward.
Building Shanghai.
Chichester, England ; Hoboken, NJ : Wiley-Academy, 2006
(DLC) 2006297231
(OCoLC)68846973
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Edward Denison; Guang Yu Ren
ISBN: 9781118867556 1118867556 9781118867549 1118867548
OCLC Number: 607793160
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (258 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Contents; Introduction; Chapter One The Origins of Shanghai; Location and meaning; The Shanghai region; The city of Shanghai; Major waterways; The unique city; Chapter Two Establishing and Legalising the Foreign Settlements; Early foreign contact with China; Attempts to appease Shanghai; Invasion of Shanghai; The Treaty of Nanking; Foreign occupation and land regulations; The Imperial Maritime Customs, the Shanghai Municipal Council and the Mixed Court; Extraterritoriality; Chapter Three Constructing Shanghai, 1843-1899. The growth of the Settlement and Settlement life up to the 1850sThe British Settlement; The early Bund; Roads; The British Consulate; The American Settlement; The French Concession; The Small Swords and the Battle of Muddy Flat; The Taiping Rebellion; The growth of the Settlement from the 1860s; Social life; Hongkou; Municipal improvements; A city emerges; Chapter Four Becoming a City, 1900-1920; A city emerges; The western suburbs; The Chinese area; The central area; The Bund; The Public Garden; Hongkou; Industrial development; Social life; Municipal matters. The emergence of an architectural dialecticChapter Five Rise and Fall, 1921-1941; In the eye of the storm; The property market; The Bund; Construction boom; Shi Ku Men Li Long; Residential diversity; Social Shanghai; The Japanese Incident; Turbulent times; The new Civic Centre and China's first architects; The start of the Second World War; The end of an era; Chapter Six Anti-Design; The Second World War; Allied liberation; Communist liberation; The Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution; Out of the mire; Chapter Seven The Giant Awakes; The nod of approval; Pudong; The former settlements. Seeing through the charadeChapter Eight Shanghai's Future; Notes and References; Bibliography; Photo Credits; Statistics; Index.
Responsibility: Edward Denison, Guang Yu Ren.
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delightful book It is well written, illustrated, produced and well researched. The Royal Society For Asian Affairs July 2008

 
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