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Remaking China's great cities : space and culture in urban housing, renewal, and expansion

Author: Samuel Y Liang
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2014.
Series: Asia's transformations.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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China's rapid urbanization has restructured the great socialist cities Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou into mega cities that embrace global capitalism. This book focuses on the urban transformations of these three cities: Beijing is the nation's political and cultural capital; Shanghai is the economic and financial powerhouse; and Guangzhou is the capital of Guangdong Province and the regional center of south  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Liang, Samuel Y.
Remaking China's Great Cities : Space and Culture in Urban Housing, Renewal, and Expansion.
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Samuel Y Liang
ISBN: 9781317656111 1317656113
OCLC Number: 885123030
Description: 1 online resource (xx, 234 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Cover; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; List of figures; Acknowledgments; Introduction; PART I Planning and expansion; 1 Urban planning and cellular urbanism; 2 Utopian urban forms and linear urbanism; PART II Housing and culture; 3 Reinventing the home as a private retreat; 4 The developer's real estate culture; 5 Homeowner subjectivity and social stratification; PART III Renewal and conservation; 6 Rebuilding political centers; 7 Rebuilding urban slums; 8 Spoliation and conservation; Epilogue: resistance to capitalist urbanization; References; Index.
Series Title: Asia's transformations.
Responsibility: Samuel Y. Liang.

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China's rapid urbanization has restructured the great socialist cities Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou into mega cities that embrace global capitalism. This book focuses on the urban transformations of these three cities: Beijing is the nation's political and cultural capital; Shanghai is the economic and financial powerhouse; and Guangzhou is the capital of Guangdong Province and the regional center of south China. All are historical cities with rich imperial, colonial, and regional heritages, and all have been drastically transformed in the last six decades. This book examines the.

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