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The Resource Shanghai future : modernity remade, Anna Greenspan, (electronic resource)

Shanghai future : modernity remade, Anna Greenspan, (electronic resource)

Label
Shanghai future : modernity remade
Title
Shanghai future
Title remainder
modernity remade
Statement of responsibility
Anna Greenspan
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
China is in the midst of the fastest and most intense process of urbanization the world has ever known, and Shanghai -- its biggest, richest and most cosmopolitan city -- is positioned for acceleration into the twenty-first century. Yet, in its embrace of a hopeful -- even exultant -- futurism, Shanghai recalls the older and much criticized project of imagining, planning and building the modern metropolis. Today, among Westerners, at least, the very idea of the futuristic city -- with its multilayered skyways, domestic robots and flying cars -- seems doomed to the realm of nostalgia, the sadly comic promise of a future that failed to materialize. Shanghai Future maps the city of tomorrow as it resurfaces in a new time and place. It searches for the contours of an unknown and unfamiliar futurism in the city's street markets as well as in its skyscrapers. For though it recalls the modernity of an earlier age, Shanghai's current re-emergence is only superficially based on mimicry. Rather, in seeking to fulfill its ambitions, the giant metropolis is reinventing the very idea of the future itself. As it modernizes, Shanghai is necessarily recreating what it is to be modern. -- Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
YDXCP
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Greenspan, Anna
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Sociology, Urban
  • Shanghai (China)
Label
Shanghai future : modernity remade, Anna Greenspan, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction -- Part I -- Master and disciple -- The road versus the street -- The power of spectacle -- Part II -- Gothic futurism -- Created in China -- Neo-haipai -- Part 3 -- Dreams from the edges -- The floating city -- Shadow markets -- Conclusion
Control code
ssj0001456337
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxvii, 256 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780190206680
Lccn
2015300625
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001456337
Label
Shanghai future : modernity remade, Anna Greenspan, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction -- Part I -- Master and disciple -- The road versus the street -- The power of spectacle -- Part II -- Gothic futurism -- Created in China -- Neo-haipai -- Part 3 -- Dreams from the edges -- The floating city -- Shadow markets -- Conclusion
Control code
ssj0001456337
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxvii, 256 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780190206680
Lccn
2015300625
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001456337

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