Asian Alterity: With Special Reference To Architecture + Urbanism Through The Lens Of Cultural Studies
by Lim, William
About This Book
This is an interdisciplinary theoretical analysis that vigorously contests the homogeneity of the mainstream Eurocentric values. Part I argues for the need for an alternate perspective to be introduced so as to understand the diversity of Asia's cultural differences at their varied development stages and to meet the complex challenges of the explosive urban expansion and disruptive changes in traditional cultures and lifestyles.
Part II of the book consists of nine case studies of major urban cities in Asia by well-established academic writers and urban theorists. The case studies demonstrate the immense range of the nexus of interdisciplinary concepts and issues which are involved in the ongoing efforts to meet the challenges now facing Asian architecture and urbanism.
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