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Asian Cities.

Author: Gregory Bracken
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English

Explores the rise of Asian cities, dealing with history, geography, culture, architecture, urbanism, and other topics, and attempts to formulate a new understanding of what makes Asian cities such  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gregory Bracken
ISBN: 9789048528240 9048528240 908964931X 9789089649317
OCLC Number: 915331249
Contents: INTRODUCTION Asian Cities: Colonial to Global Gregory Bracken PART ONE: POST-COLONIALISM 1 Gambling, City, Nation: Popular Illegality and Nation-Building in Singapore, 1960s-80s Kah-Wee Lee 2 The Death of the Bazaar: The Counterpoint to Development in the Singapore Story Elmo Gonzaga 3 Artifice and Authenticity: Postcolonial Urbanism in Macau Thomas Daniell 4 Urban Art Images and the Concerns of Mainlandization in Hong Kong Minna Valjakka PART TWO: NETWORKS 5 Honkon Nippo and Hong Kong-Japan Relations: Re-examining the Geopolitical Position of Colonial Hong Kong in East Asia before the End of World War II Wai Shing Lee 6 Chain Reactions: Japanese Colonialism and Global Cosmopolitanism in East Asia Faye Yuan Kleeman 7 Old Networks with New Users: Mapping Global Mobility between Dongguan and Hong Kong Max Hirsh 8 Asian Cities in the Global Maritime Network since the Late Nineteenth Century Cesar Ducruet 9 Back to the Future: Feasible Cost-Sharing Co-operation in the Straits of Malacca Senia Febrica PART THREE: CITIES AND BUILDINGS 10 Rallying Towards the Nation: Theatre of Nation-building in Postcolonial Dhaka Kishwar Habib and Bruno De Meulder 11 Selectively Connected: New Songdo and the Production of Global Space Bridget Martin 12 The Vernacular and the Spectacular: Urban Identity and Architectural Heritage in Southeast Asian Cities Rita Padawangi 13 Heritage in Times of Rapid Transformation: A Tale of Two Cities - Yangon and Hanoi William Logan 14 Small-scale, Bottom-up: Cosmopolitan Linkages Re-Globalizing Shanghai's City Centre Ying Zhou CONCLUSION Global Cities in Asia Gregory Bracken


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"The book is undoubtedly a worthwhile read and students, even those familiar with the cities and the issues, will find it illuminating, educative, and largely enjoyable." -- Michael E Leary-Owhin, Read more...

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