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Learning From Shenzhen

Author : Mary Ann O'Donnell
ISBN : 9780226401263
Genre : History
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This multidisciplinary volume, the first of its kind, presents an account of China’s contemporary transformation via one of its most important yet overlooked cities: Shenzhen, located just north of Hong Kong. In recent decades, Shenzhen has transformed from an experimental site for economic reform into a dominant city at the crossroads of the global economy. The first of China’s special economic zones, Shenzhen is today a UNESCO City of Design and the hub of China’s emerging technology industries. Bringing China studies into dialogue with urban studies, the contributors explore how the post-Mao Chinese appropriation of capitalist logic led to a dramatic remodeling of the Chinese city and collective life in China today. These essays show how urban villages and informal institutions enabled social transformation through cases of public health, labor, architecture, gender, politics, education, and more. Offering scholars and general readers alike an unprecedented look at one of the world’s most dynamic metropolises, this collective history uses the urban case study to explore critical problems and possibilities relevant for modern-day China and beyond.
Category: History

Patriot Number One

Author : Lauren Hilgers
ISBN : 9780451496157
Genre : Social Science
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A NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW EDITORS' CHOICE The deeply reported story of one indelible family transplanted from rural China to New York City, forging a life between two worlds In 2014, in a snow-covered house in Flushing, Queens, a village revolutionary from Southern China considered his options. Zhuang Liehong was the son of a fisherman, the former owner of a small tea shop, and the spark that had sent his village into an uproar—pitting residents against a corrupt local government. Under the alias Patriot Number One, he had stoked a series of pro-democracy protests, hoping to change his home for the better. Instead, sensing an impending crackdown, Zhuang and his wife, Little Yan, left their infant son with relatives and traveled to America. With few contacts and only a shaky grasp of English, they had to start from scratch. In Patriot Number One, Hilgers follows this dauntless family through a world hidden in plain sight: a byzantine network of employment agencies and language schools, of underground asylum brokers and illegal dormitories that Flushing’s Chinese community relies on for survival. As the irrepressibly opinionated Zhuang and the more pragmatic Little Yan pursue legal status and struggle to reunite with their son, we also meet others piecing together a new life in Flushing. Tang, a democracy activist who was caught up in the Tiananmen Square crackdown in 1989, is still dedicated to his cause after more than a decade in exile. Karen, a college graduate whose mother imagined a bold American life for her, works part-time in a nail salon as she attends vocational school, and refuses to look backward. With a novelist’s eye for character and detail, Hilgers captures the joys and indignities of building a life in a new country—and the stubborn allure of the American dream.
Category: Social Science

Creative Industries And Entrepreneurship

Author : Luciana Lazzeretti,
ISBN : 9781786435927
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This book investigates the evolving paradigm of creative industries and creative entrepreneurship, and their related economy over time. It explores different stages of the paradigm diffusion in ‘first generation countries’ such as the US, Canada, Australia and Europe, and ‘second generation countries’ in Asia, South America and North Africa in order to identify new trends and their distinctive aspects. By adopting a multidisciplinary approach, the book develops a comprehensive overview of the composite phenomenon of the creative economy and its relationship with entrepreneurship.

Airport Urbanism

Author : Max Hirsh
ISBN : 9781452950396
Genre : Social Science
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Thirty years ago, few residents of Asian cities had ever been on a plane, much less outside their home countries. Today, flying, and flying abroad, is commonplace. How has this leap in cross-border mobility affected the design and use of such cities? And how is it accelerating broader socioeconomic and political changes in Asian societies? In Airport Urbanism, Max Hirsh undertakes an unprecedented study of airport infrastructure in five Asian cities—Bangkok, Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Kuala Lumpur, and Singapore. Through this lens he examines the exponential increase in international air traffic and its implications for the planning and design of the contemporary city. By investigating the low-cost, informal, and transborder transport systems used by new members of the flying public—such as migrant workers, retirees, and Asia’s emerging middle class—he uncovers an architecture of incipient global mobility that has been inconspicuously inserted into places not typically associated with the infrastructure of international air travel. Drawing on material gathered in restricted zones of airports and border control facilities, Hirsh provides a fascinating, up-close view of the mechanics of cross-border mobility. Moreover, his personal experience of growing up and living on three continents inflects his analyses with unique insight into the practicalities of international migration and into the mindset of people on the move.
Category: Social Science

Von Der Arbeit Des Historikers

Author : Anne Kwaschik
ISBN : 9783839415474
Genre : History
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Wie arbeiten Historiker? Dieses Nachschlagewerk nähert sich der Handwerkskunst des Historikers nicht über ihre meisterlichen Ergebnisse in Form von gelehrten Büchern, sondern über den Umweg der alltäglichen Arbeit in den Werkstätten der Zunft. Europäische und amerikanische Historiker beschreiben ihre Werkzeuge und Arbeitsweisen: von den materiellen Voraussetzungen der Arbeit über die Eigenheiten des wissenschaftlichen Betriebs bis hin zur kritischen Sichtung des Methodenarsenals. Ein charmantes Kompendium für alle, die sich für das Fach Geschichtswissenschaft interessieren - ebenso für Studierende und Lehrende wie für eine breitere Öffentlichkeit. Mit Beiträgen von Stefan Berger, Klaus-Michael Bogdal, Enrico Castelli Gattinara, Christiane Coester, Christoph Conrad, Natalie Zemon Davis, Astrid M. Eckert, Josef Ehmer, Michael G. Esch, Jean-Louis Fabiani, Christian Fleck, Etienne Francois, Heide Gerstenberger, Lionel Gossman, Francois Hartog, John L. Harvey, Anselm Haverkamp, Bernhard Jussen, Rudolf Kania, Anne Kwaschik, Marie-Claire Lavabre, Jörn Leonhard, Alf Lüdtke, Massimo Mastrogregori, Hans Medick, Pierre-Michel Menger, Daniel Morat, Bertrand Müller, Michael Pammer, Hans-Jörg Rheinberger, Mechtild Rössler, Karl Heinz Roth, Philipp Sarasin, Reinhard Sieder, Jakob Tanner, Barbara Vinken, Thomas Welskopp, Michael Wildt und Frieder Otto Wolf.
Category: History

China Design Now

Author : Zhang Hongxing
ISBN : UOM:39015077603242
Genre : Art
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From the entrepreneurial spirit of individual designers to the global ambitions of a nation, China Design Nowexplores how China's new design culture began, how it is developing, and where it is going. Within the framework of three cities-- Shenzhen, Shanghai, and Beijing--a broad range of topics is covered, including new media, fashion, architecture, and urban planning. This book is being published for a headline exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum, which coincides with the Beijing 2008 Olympics.
Category: Art

Die Drei Sonnen

Author : Cixin Liu
ISBN : 9783641173074
Genre : Fiction
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Die Science-Fiction-Sensation aus China China, Ende der 1960er-Jahre: Während im ganzen Land die Kulturrevolution tobt, beginnt eine kleine Gruppe von Astrophysikern, Politkommissaren und Ingenieuren ein streng geheimes Forschungsprojekt. Ihre Aufgabe: Signale ins All zu senden und noch vor allen anderen Nationen Kontakt mit Außerirdischen aufzunehmen. Fünfzig Jahre später wird diese Vision Wirklichkeit – auf eine so erschreckende, umwälzende und globale Weise, dass dieser Kontakt das Schicksal der Menschheit für immer verändern wird.
Category: Fiction

Der Handel

Author : Fernand Braudel
ISBN : 346340026X
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ISBN : UVA:X004951236
Genre : East Asia
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Category: East Asia