Have You Been Shanghaied?: Culture And Urbanism In Glocalized Shanghai


by Lim Siew Wai, William

Have You Been Shanghaied?: Culture And Urbanism In  Glocalized Shanghai

Price:  US$8.64   (SGD12.00*)
Format:  Paper Back, 76 pages
Published:  2004, Singapore, 1st Edition
ISBN:  9814022292
SB#:  034949 (172)

About This Book

This preliminary study by Singapore architect and urbanist William Lim attempts to keep up with the continual and drastic transformations of Shanghai in recent years. By offering a bold, sweeping view of lifestyles, cultures and the urban phenomenon of Shanghai, the author attempts to give readers a captivating whiff of a highly contemporary force currently emerging in China's most vibrant city. One might also come to realize that this new urban culture is shaped by various complex circumstances, imbued with a unique Chineseness while thoroughly engaged with the global. By going beyond a simplistic over-arching Western theoretical framework, the author attempts to enrich current perspectives on Asian cities while contemplating the concept of radical postmodern urbanism applied in the context of Shanghai. This monograph is in English with Chinese translation.


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