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Beyond The Neon Lights

Author : Hanchao Lu
ISBN : 9780520243781
Genre : History
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How did people live through the extraordinary changes that have swept across modern China? How did peasants transform themselves into urbanites? This study weaves documentary data with ethnographic surveys and interviews to reconstruct the fabric of everyday life in Shanghai in early 20th century.

Beyond The Neon Lights

Author : Hanchao Lu
ISBN : 0520215648
Genre : History
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"Today, in the post-Mao, post-Deng era, China faces a vigorous resurgence of paradoxes similar to those that surfaced at the end of the imperial era. At the same time, the pragmatism of the Chinese people endures, suggesting that the lessons of the past have broad implications for urban China and urban-rural relations in China at the beginning of the third millennium."--Jacket.

Beyond The Neon Lights

Author : Hanchao Lu
ISBN : 052093167X
Genre : History
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How did ordinary people live through the extraordinary changes that have swept across modern China? How did peasants transform themselves into urbanites? How did the citizens of Shanghai cope with the epic upheavals—revolution, war, and again revolution—that shook their lives? Even after decades of scholarship devoted to modern Chinese history, our understanding of the daily lives of the common people of China remains sketchy and incomplete. In this carefully researched study, Hanchao Lu weaves rich documentary data with ethnographic surveys and interviews to reconstruct the fabric of everyday life in China's largest and most complex city in the first half of this century.

The Birth Of A Republic

Author : Francis E. Stafford
ISBN : 0295989408
Genre : History
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American professional photographer Francis Stafford was allowed access to the military on both sides of China's 1911 Revolution, in which the last dynasty, the Qing, fell to Republican revolutionaries led by Sun Yatsen. An Introduction and extensive captions accompany photographs, taken between 1905 and 1915, that feature historical figures as well as aspects of daily life, local customs, and social problems.Hanchao Lu is professor of Asian history at Georgia Institute of Technology.

Shanghai Modern

Author : Leo Ou-fan Lee
ISBN : 067480550X
Genre : History
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In the midst of China's wild rush to modernize, a surprising note of reality arises: Shanghai, it seems, was once modern indeed, a pulsing center of commerce and art in the heart of the twentieth century. This book immerses us in the golden age of Shanghai urban culture, a modernity at once intrinsically Chinese and profoundly anomalous, blending new and indigenous ideas with those flooding into this "treaty port" from the Western world. A preeminent specialist in Chinese studies, Leo Ou-fan Lee gives us a rare wide-angle view of Shanghai culture in the making. He shows us the architecture and urban spaces in which the new commercial culture flourished, then guides us through the publishing and filmmaking industries that nurtured a whole generation of artists and established a bold new style in urban life known as modeng. In the work of six writers of the time, particularly Shi Zhecun, Mu Shiying, and Eileen Chang, Lee discloses the reflection of Shanghai's urban landscape--foreign and familiar, oppressive and seductive, traditional and innovative. This work acquires a broader historical and cosmopolitan context with a look at the cultural links between Shanghai and Hong Kong, a virtual genealogy of Chinese modernity from the 1930s to the present day.

Street Criers

Author : Hanchao Lu
ISBN : 080475148X
Genre : History
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This is a rich and comprehensive study of beggars’ culture and the institution of mendicancy in China from late imperial times to the mid-twentieth century, with a glance at the resurgence of beggars in China today. Generously illustrated, the book brings to life the concepts and practices of mendicancy including organized begging, state and society relations as reflected in the issues of poverty, public opinions of beggars and various factors that contribute to almsgiving, the role of gender in begging, and street people and Communist politics. Panoramically, the reader will see that the culture and institution of Chinese mendicancy, which had its origins in earlier centuries, remained remarkably consistent through time and space and that there were perennial and lively interactions between the world of beggars and mainstream society.

Shanghai Homes

Author : Jie Li
ISBN : 9780231538176
Genre : History
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Civitas By Design

Author : Howard Gillette
ISBN : 9780812222227
Genre : Political Science
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Civitas by Design takes a critical look at the history of the use of urban planning to strengthen civic ties in the United States over the course of the twentieth century.

Republican Beijing

Author : Madeleine Yue Dong
ISBN : 9780520230507
Genre : History
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The first comprehensive history of Republican Beijing, with a focus on social and cultural life in the city. This book examines how Republican Beijing, through the very processes of modernization and the material and cultural practices of reccycling, acquired its identity as a consummately "traditional" Chinese city.

Hankow

Author : William T. Rowe
ISBN : STANFORD:36105001902605
Genre : History
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This is the first volume of a two-volume social history of the commercial hub of central China in the nineteenth century. The emphasis here is on the dynamism of late imperial commerce, the relation of the metropolis to the hinterland, and the corporate institutions of the city, notably its guilds. The second volume, Hankow: Conflict and Community in a Chinese City, 1796-1895, focuses on the people of Hankow.

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