Remaking China's Great Cities: Space and Culture in Urban by Samuel Y. Liang

By Samuel Y. Liang

China’s fast urbanization has restructured the nice socialist towns Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou into mega towns that include worldwide capitalism. This ebook makes a speciality of the city changes 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 nearby heart of south China. All are historic towns with wealthy imperial, colonial, and neighborhood heritages, and all were vastly reworked within the final six decades.

This ebook examines the towns’ non-stop city legacies considering that 1949 with regards to country governance, financial reforms, and cultural construction. by way of adopting neighborhood ancient views, it deals extra nuanced debts of the present city switch than the modernization/globalization paradigm and conceptualizes the swap within the context of the towns’ socialist, colonial, and imperial legacies. particularly, Samuel Y. Liang deals an outline of the city making plans and territorial growth of the good towns considering the fact that 1949; explores the construction and intake of city housing, its spatial kinds, media representations, and socio-political implications; and examines the state-led redevelopment of previous 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 number fields together with chinese language reviews, chinese language tradition and society, city reviews and structure.

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