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Understanding the Chinese City
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Sage Pubns Ltd
Publication date June 19, 2014
Pages 232
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781446208830
ISBN-10 1446208834
Dimensions 0.75 by 6 by 9 in.
Weight 0.91 lbs.
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $48.00
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Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: "One thing is clear: in marginalising Chinese tradition and falling short of wholesale importation of Western cultural and political ideals and institutions, Chinese cities have become, in one sense, the scrapyard of half-hearted emulations and acts of resistance, appearing to be neither here nor there...”
- Li Shiqiao, writing in the South China Morning Post


This book teaches us to read the contemporary Chinese city. Li Shiqiao deftly crafts a new theory of the Chinese city and the dynamics of urbanization by:     
  • examining how the Chinese city has been shaped by the figuration of the writing system
  • analyzing the continuing importance of the family and its barriers of protection against real and imagined dangers
  • exploring the meanings of labour, and the resultant numerical and financial hierarchies
  • demonstrating how actual structures bring into visual being the conceptions of numerical distributions, safety networks, and aesthetic orders.
Understanding the Chinese City elegantly traces a thread between ancient Chinese city formations and current urban organizations, revealing hidden continuities that show how instrumental the past has been in forming the present. It contextualizes Chinese urban experiences in relation to familiar intellectual landmarks. Rather than becoming obstacles to change, ancient practices have become effective strategies of adaptation under radically new terms.

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Hardcover
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from Sage Pubns Ltd (June 19, 2014)
9781446208823 | details & prices | 232 pages | 6.25 × 9.25 × 0.75 in. | 1.22 lbs | List price $122.00
About: "One thing is clear: in marginalising Chinese tradition and falling short of wholesale importation of Western cultural and political ideals and institutions, Chinese cities have become, in one sense, the scrapyard of half-hearted emulations and acts of resistance, appearing to be neither here nor there.
Paperback
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from Sage Pubns Ltd (June 19, 2014)
9781446208830 | details & prices | 232 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.91 lbs | List price $48.00
About: "One thing is clear: in marginalising Chinese tradition and falling short of wholesale importation of Western cultural and political ideals and institutions, Chinese cities have become, in one sense, the scrapyard of half-hearted emulations and acts of resistance, appearing to be neither here nor there.

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