By Samuel Y. Liang
China’s swift urbanization has restructured the good socialist towns Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou into mega towns that include worldwide capitalism. This booklet makes a speciality of the city differences of those 3 towns: Beijing is the nation’s political and cultural capital; Shanghai is the commercial and fiscal powerhouse; and Guangzhou is the capital of Guangdong Province and the local heart of south China. All are old towns with wealthy imperial, colonial, and local heritages, and all were vastly remodeled within the final six decades.
This booklet examines the towns’ non-stop city legacies considering the fact that 1949 relating to kingdom governance, monetary reforms, and cultural creation. through adopting neighborhood historic views, it deals extra nuanced bills of the present city swap than the modernization/globalization paradigm and conceptualizes the swap within the context of the towns’ socialist, colonial, and imperial legacies. in particular, Samuel Y. Liang bargains an summary of the city making plans and territorial growth of the nice towns due to the fact that 1949; explores the creation and intake of city housing, its spatial kinds, media representations, and socio-political implications; and examines the state-led redevelopment of outdated city cores and home neighborhoods, and the city conservation movement.
Remaking China’s nice towns will be of serious curiosity to scholars and students operating throughout a variety of fields together with chinese language reviews, chinese language tradition and society, city stories and structure.
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Remaking China's Great Cities: Space and Culture in Urban Housing, Renewal, and Expansion (Asia's Transformations) by Samuel Y. Liang