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Ghetto at the center of the world : Chungking Mansions, Hong Kong

Author: Gordon Mathews
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2011.
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There is nowhere else in the world quite like Chungking Mansions, a dilapidated seventeen-story commercial and residential structure in the heart of Hong Kong's tourist district. A remarkably motley group of people call the building home; Pakistani phone stall operators, Chinese guesthouse workers, Nepalese heroin addicts, Indonesian sex workers, and traders and asylum seekers from all over Asia and Africa live and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Mathews, Gordon.
Ghetto at the center of the world.
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2011
(DLC) 2010036533
(OCoLC)663773378
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gordon Mathews
ISBN: 9780226510217 0226510212 9786613362698 6613362697 1283362694 9781283362696
OCLC Number: 772845708
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 241 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Acknowledgments; Prelude: A Note on Hong Kong; 1. Place/ Introducing Chungking Mansions; 2. People/ Traders; 3. Goods/ The Passage of Goods in Chungking Mansions; 4. Laws/ The Omnipresent Shadow of the Law; 5. Future/ Changing Imaginations of Chungking Mansions; Notes; Reference; Index.
Responsibility: Gordon Mathews.

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There is nowhere else in the world quite like Chungking Mansions, a dilapidated seventeen-story commercial and residential structure in the heart of Hong Kong's tourist district. This title shows us,  Read more...

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