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The last days of old Beijing : life in the vanishing backstreets of a city transformed

Author: Michael J Meyer
Publisher: New York : Walker & Co., 2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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A fascinating, intimate portrait of Beijing through the lens of its oldest neighborhood, Dazhalan. Meyer examines how the bonds that hold the neighborhood together are being torn by forced evictions as century-old houses and ways of life are increasingly destroyed to make way for shopping malls, the capital's first Wal-Mart, high-rise buildings, and widened streets for cars replacing bicycles. Beijing has gone  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael J Meyer
ISBN: 9780802716521 0802716520
OCLC Number: 220422042
Description: vii, 355 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: Through the front gate --
Becoming teacher plumblossom --
Mocky & me --
"Say farewell to dangerous housing" --
Wintertime --
A brief history of part one: traces of pre-Beijing --
The evening news --
High times in happiness city --
Preserving a sense of place --
Springtime --
A brief history of part two: the rise and fall of Imperial Beijing --
The unslumming slum --
Saving the old street --
A summer of recycling --
Past tense vs. future tense --
A brief history of part three: the modernization of Republican Beijing --
Miss Zhu remembers the trees --
"If someone is sick and you do not aid him, it is your fault, not his" --
The widow's story --
A brief history of part four: the industrialization of Maoist Beijing --
Echo wall.
Responsibility: Michael Meyer.
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The most original China book of 2008--a fascinating, intimate portrait of Beijing through the lens of its ancient neighborhood, facing destruction as the city, and China, is relentlessly modernized.  Read more...

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"It's rare that a writer truly lives a book, commits himself to the rhythms of a place, and turns research into something deeper. For the past two years, Mike Meyer has lived and taught in the hutong Read more...

 
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