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Shanghai Homes

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ISBN 13 : 0231538170
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Download Shanghai Homes PDF Format Full Free by Jie Li and published by Columbia University Press. This book was released on 2014-11-18 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In the dazzling global metropolis of Shanghai, what has it meant to call this city home? In this account—part microhistory, part memoir—Jie Li salvages intimate recollections by successive generations of inhabitants of two vibrant, culturally mixed Shanghai alleyways from the Republican, Maoist, and post-Mao eras. Exploring three dimensions of private life—territories, artifacts, and gossip—Li re-creates the sounds, smells, look, and feel of home over a tumultuous century. First built by British and Japanese companies in 1915 and 1927, the two homes at the center of this narrative were located in an industrial part of the former "International Settlement." Before their recent demolition, they were nestled in Shanghai's labyrinthine alleyways, which housed more than half of the city's population from the Sino-Japanese War to the Cultural Revolution. Through interviews with her own family members as well as their neighbors, classmates, and co-workers, Li weaves a complex social tapestry reflecting the lived experiences of ordinary people struggling to absorb and adapt to major historical change. These voices include workers, intellectuals, Communists, Nationalists, foreigners, compradors, wives, concubines, and children who all fought for a foothold and haven in this city, witnessing spectacles so full of farce and pathos they could only be whispered as secret histories.


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Asian Sources Gifts & Home Products

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From Garden Art to Landscape Architecture

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ISBN 13 : 396091573X
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Download From Garden Art to Landscape Architecture PDF Format Full Free by Joachim Wolschke-Bulmahn and published by Akademische Verlagsgemeinschaft München. This book was released on 2021-04-26 with total page 219 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Originally, the area of responsibility for landscape architecture was based on the premise that the planning and creating of open spaces such as parks and gardens was the business of garden artists. Today, the training of landscape architects and future challenges of the profession include the protection of natural resources and the environment, urban planning or tourism - to name but a few. The international symposium "From Garden Art to Landscape Architecture - Traditions, Re-Evaluations, and Future Perspectives" addressed questions which, based on the idea of garden art, should help to reconstruct its historical development but also discussed the notion and the relevance of "art" in everyday work. The contributions critically reflect on the professional self-image of landscape architects at the beginning of the 21st century. The symposium in September 2018 was co-organized by the City and State Capital of Hannover's Herrenhausen Gardens Division, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Gartenkunst und Landschaftsarchitekturt (DGGL), the Volkswagen Foundation and the Centre of Garden Art and Landscape Architectur. With contributions from: Makoto Akasaka, Nayla M. Al-Akl, Camilla Jane Allen, Teresa Andresen, Ana Catarina Antunes, Philip Belesky, Ronald Clark, Sonja Dümpelmann, Hubertus Fischer, Monika Gora, Ben Jamin Grau, Stefanie Hennecke, Jakob Hüppauff, Karsten Jørgensen, Michelle Knopf, Wilhelm Krull, Jasmin Laske, Kamel Louafi, Michaela Ott, Jeong-Hann Pae, Christoph Pelka , Teresa Portela Marques, Jörg Rekittke, Bianca Maria Rinaldi, Anet Scherling, Mario Schjetnan, Karin Seeber, Myungjin Shin, Jens Spanjer , Christoph Strutz, Hartmut Troll, Udo Weilacher, Christian Werthmann, Anorthe Wetzel , Joachim Wolschke-Bulmahn, Verena Zapf, Yichi Zhang


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Dwelling in the World

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ISBN 13 : 0231543794
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Download Dwelling in the World PDF Format Full Free by Elizabeth LaCouture and published by Columbia University Press. This book was released on 2021-08-10 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: By the early twentieth century, Chinese residents of the northern treaty-port city of Tianjin were dwelling in the world. Divided by nine foreign concessions, Tianjin was one of the world’s most colonized and cosmopolitan cities. Residents could circle the globe in an afternoon, strolling from a Chinese courtyard house through a Japanese garden past a French Beaux-Arts bank to dine at a German café and fall asleep in a British garden city-style semi-attached brick house. Dwelling in the World considers family, house, and home in Tianjin to explore how tempos and structures of everyday life changed with the fall of the Qing Empire and the rise of a colonized city. Elizabeth LaCouture argues that the intimate ideas and practices of the modern home were more important in shaping the gender and status identities of Tianjin’s urban elites than the new public ideology of the nation. Placing the Chinese home in a global context, she challenges Euro-American historical notions that the private sphere emerged from industrialization. She argues that concepts of individual property rights that emerged during the Republican era became foundational to state-society relations in early Communist housing reforms and in today’s middle-class real estate boom. Drawing on diverse sources from municipal archives, women’s magazines, and architectural field work to social surveys and colonial records, Dwelling in the World recasts Chinese social and cultural history, offering new perspectives on gender and class, colonialism and empire, visual and material culture, and technology and everyday life.


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ISBN 13 : 9780765601490
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ISBN 13 : 0295806028
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ISBN 13 : 9780807129128
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Download Edgar Snow PDF Format Full Free by John Maxwell Hamilton and published by LSU Press. This book was released on 2003-09-25 with total page 404 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Edgar Snow (1905--1972) was one of the most notable Western journalists to report on China in both the revolutionary and postrevolutionary periods. He first became famous in the mid-1930s when he broke through a Nationalist blockade and reached the Communists in northwest China. For nearly a decade, no foreign reporter had seen the Communists, who were widely regarded as a ragtag bandit army. Snow took them seriously as a national movement. His reporting in the now-famous book Red Star over China was major news, even to the Chinese, thousands of whom joined the Communists after reading it. It has remained a seminal reference on the early Chinese Communist movement. In this award-winning biography, journalist John Maxwell Hamilton follows Snow from his birth in Kansas City to his rise as a celebrated foreign correspondent for the Saturday Evening Post, his ostracism during the cold war, and his role as a singular journalistic bridge between Communist China and the United States. With a new preface by the author, this revealing portrait of the widely misunderstood Snow firmly establishes him as a model for the kind of committed reporting that is crucial to understanding our interdependent world.


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The Chinese Times

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ISBN 13 : 1784662577
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Spectacle and the city

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Publisher : Amsterdam University Press
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ISBN 13 : 9048517028
Pages : 264 pages
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Download Spectacle and the city PDF Format Full Free by Jeroen de Kloet and published by Amsterdam University Press. This book was released on 2015-12-15 with total page 264 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: China is urbanizing at an unprecedented speed. Filmmakers, artists, musicians, and writers all try to come to terms with the changes of their city. How is the Chinese city-as-spectacle, visualised and thus imagined and reimagined, if not contested, in art and popular culture? What are the possible escape routes from a completely commodified cityscape? How to realign artistic expressions of the spectacle with everyday practices? The imaginations of the Chinese city in art and popular culture that this book explores are not taken as merely mirroring or reflecting reality, on the contrary, they are part and parcel of the construction, destruction and deconstruction of that reality. As such, these imaginations are enmeshed in the social, material and political realities that produce Chinese cityscapes. Spectacle and the City: Chinese Urbanities in Art and Popular Culture brings together essays by an interdisciplinary team of experts on Chinese cities, including world-renowned scholars like Ackbar Abbas and Chua Beng Huat, as well as leading cultural critics like Ou Ning. Aiming to steer away from an exclusive focus on Mainland China, the adjective Chinese has a cultural meaning and includes places like Singapore and Hong Kong.


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Nanking 1937: Memory and Healing

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 13 : 131746415X
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ISBN 13 : 0520232682
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ISBN 13 : 1612510930
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ISBN 13 : 0824831772
Pages : 282 pages
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Download Chinese Modernity and Global Biopolitics PDF Format Full Free by Sheldon H. Lu and published by University of Hawaii Press. This book was released on 2007-05-31 with total page 282 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This ambitious work is a multimedia, interdisciplinary study of Chinese modernity in the context of globalization from the late nineteenth century to the present. Sheldon Lu draws on Chinese literature, film, art, photography, and video to broadly map the emergence of modern China in relation to the capitalist world-system in the economic, social, and political realms. Central to his study is the investigation of biopower and body politics, namely, the experience of globalization on a personal level. Lu first outlines the trajectory of the body in modern Chinese literature by focusing on the adventures, pleasures, and sufferings of the male (and female) body in the writings of selected authors. He then turns to avant-garde and performance art, tackling the physical self more directly through a consideration of work that takes the body as its very theme, material, and medium. In an exploration of mass visual culture, Lu analyzes artistic reactions to the multiple, uneven effects of globalization and modernization on both the physical landscape of China and the interior psyche of its citizens. This is followed by an inquiry into contemporary Chinese urban space in popular cinema and experimental photography and art. Examples are offered that capture the daily lives of contemporary Chinese as they struggle to make the transition from the vanishing space of the socialist lifestyle to the new capitalist economy of commodities. Lu reexamines the history and implications of China’s belated integration into the capitalist world system before closing with a postscript that traces the genealogy of the term "postsocialism" and points to the real relevance of the idea for the investigation of everyday life in China in the twenty-first century.


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