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Beyond the Great Wall : urban form and transformation on the Chinese frontiers

Author: Piper Rae Gaubatz
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This study of cities on China's inland frontiers from ancient times to the present charts new territory in both geography and Chinese studies. As a work of geography, it integrates the approaches of urban geography, cultural historical geography, and frontier studies to assess the form and function of cities on the Chinese frontiers. In Chinese studies, it is the first work to explore the nature of urbanism on
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Ning Xi
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Piper Rae Gaubatz
ISBN: 0804723990 9780804723992
OCLC Number: 31970027
Description: xvii, 378 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. The Chinese Frontiers --
2. The Historical Development of the Five Cities --
3. The Functions of Cities on the Frontiers --
4. Chinese Urbanism and the Frontiers --
5. Non-Chinese Urban Traditions on the Frontiers --
6. City Forms on the Frontiers --
7. Monumental Architecture in Multicultural Contexts --
8. Environment, Regionalism, and Vernacular Architecture --
9. The Persistence of Traditional Forms in the Contemporary City --
10. Contemporary Transformations and Restructuring --
Appendix: Survey of Preface-1949 City Shapes.
Responsibility: Piper Rae Gaubatz.
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