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This Is Shanghai

Author : Alexander Barrett
ISBN : 9781621067900
Genre : Travel
File Size : 58.3 MB
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This is Shanghai is a first hand account of expat life in China's (and the world's) largest city. Like a guidebook, it helps newcomers and visitors discover the city; but instead of making quickly-outdated lists of restaurants and museums, Alexander Barrett takes you on a tour of the essential facets of existence in Shanghai. Follow him through the sometimes incredibly old, sometimes futuristic, and often just plain strange sights, sounds, and experiences he's come across in the first year of exploring the city. With its light, humorous style and sharp eye for those key details that explain the sprawling reality of a huge metropolis, this book is perfect for anyone who wants a friendly guide to Shanghai or just a window onto another, fascinating world.
Category: Travel

Learning From Shanghai

Author : Charlene Tan
ISBN : 9789814021876
Genre : Education
File Size : 31.67 MB
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The Shanghai school system has attracted worldwide attention since its impressive performance in the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) in 2009. The system ranks as a ‘stunning success’ according to standards of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Shanghai also stands out for having the world’s highest percentage of ‘resilient students’ – students from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds who emerge as top performers. Learning From Shanghai: Lessons on Educational Success offers a close-up view of the people and the policies that have achieved such world-class performance. Based on research and personal observation gathered during the author’s recent field work with school principals, teachers and students, this book explores the factors that explain Shanghai’s exceptional success in education. The approach combines high standards of scholarly research and analysis with the author’s unique personal insights, as evidenced by chapters entitled Education is Filling a Bucket and Lighting a Fire and Tiger Mothers, Dragon Children. Drawing on her experience as an education professional and a teacher of teachers, Charlene Tan thoroughly examines and analyzes the people, the policies and the practices that distinguish Shanghai educators. The contents include comprehensive details on the Shanghai approach to quality education, from discussion of the balance between centralization and decentralization, to school autonomy and accountability, to testing policy and professional development for teachers. The book includes detailed tables on curriculum and school performance targets, sample appraisal forms for teachers and students, and dozens of photographs. The author is an Associate Professor at the National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
Category: Education

Mediasphere Shanghai

Author : Alexander Townsend Des Forges
ISBN : 9780824830816
Genre : Literary Criticism
File Size : 33.20 MB
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For many in the west, Shanghai is the quintessence of East Asian modernity, whether imagined as glamorous and exciting, corrupt and impoverishing, or a complex synthesis of the good, the bad, and the ugly. How did Shanghai acquire this power? How did people across China and around the world decide that Shanghai was the place to be? Mediasphere Shanghai shows that partial answers to these questions can be found in the products of Shanghai s media industry, particularly the Shanghai novel, a distinctive genre of installment fiction that flourished from the 1890s to the 1930s. Shanghai fiction supplies not only the imagery that we now consider typical of the city, but, more significantly, the very forms simultaneity, interruption, mediation, and excess through which the city could be experienced as a business and entertainment center and envisioned as the focal point of a mediasphere with a national and transnational reach. Existing paradigms of Shanghai culture tend to explain the city s distinctive literary and visual aesthetics as merely the predictable result of economic conditions and social processes, but Alexander Des Forges maintains that literary texts and other cultural products themselves constitute a conceptual foundation for the city and construct the frame through which it is perceived. Working from a wide range of sources, including installment fiction, photographs, lithographic illustrations, maps, guidebooks, newspapers, and film, Des Forges demonstrates the significant social effects of aesthetic forms and practices. Mediasphere Shanghai offers a new perspective on the cultural history of the city and on the literature and culture of modern China in general. "
Category: Literary Criticism

The Shanghai Yangtze River Tunnel Theory Design And Construction

Author : R. Huang
ISBN : 9780203883211
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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One of the world's currently largests tunnel projects is under construction at the Yangtze River estuary: the Shanghai Yangtze River Tunnel project, with its length of 8950 m and a diameter of 15.43 m. The Shanghai Yangtze River Tunnel. Theory, Design and Construction, which was presented as a special issue at the occasion of the 6th International Symposium Geotechnical Aspects of Underground Construction in Soft Ground (IS-Shanghai, China, 10-12 April 2008), contains a comprehensive collection of papers dedicated to one of the most complex underground works recently undertaken, and covers a variety of topics: – Experiment and design; – Construction and monitoring; – Theoretical analysis and numerical simulation; – Risk assessment, and – Project management. This book will be invaluable to scientists and engineers working in the analysis, design, construction and management of tunnels in soft ground.
Category: Technology & Engineering

Global Shanghai 1850 2010

Author : Jeffrey N Wasserstrom
ISBN : 9781134613731
Genre : History
File Size : 78.66 MB
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This book explores the play of international forces and international ideas about Shanghai, looking backward as far as its transformation into a subdivided treaty port in the 1840s, and looking forward to its upcoming hosting of China’s first World’s Fair, the 2010 Expo. As such, Global Shanghai is a lively and informative read for students and scholars of Chinese studies and urban studies and anyone interested in the history of Shanghai.
Category: History

Shanghai Street Style

Author : Toni Johnson-Woods
ISBN : 9781841505381
Genre : Design
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Celebrates the rich tapestry that is one of China's most fashionable and accessible cities. Captures 'ordinary' people wearing no-so-ordinary styles. Sometimes street style is quirky and avant-garde and sometimes it is dash-out-of-the-house-chic. Look at Shanghai through a fashion lens and see how the global city inpsires visitors and locals to make fashion their own.--Cover.
Category: Design

Shanghai Pudong

Author : Y. Chen
ISBN : 9781607502463
Genre : Architecture
File Size : 69.28 MB
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This publication concerns large-scale urban area development in general, and in particular with gaining an understanding of the role played by global-local interaction in shaping the area development strategies in one particularly explosive urban project, the development of Shanghai’s Pudong New Area. The Pudong development provides an extreme example of a situation in which interaction between global and local forces took place in a location whose boundaries had been closed to the outside world for almost forty years and in a period when doors and windows were beginning to open. The research led to a concrete interpretation of the tensions developing at district level and provided an example capable of representing the complexity and dynamics of current area developments. The practical question addressed by the research was: What were the main factors responsible for the speed achieved by the Pudong development? The associated theoretical question was To what extent did the development of the Pudong New Area reflect the characteristics of a developmental state?
Category: Architecture

Women S Rights To House And Land

Author : Professor of City and Regional Planning Irene Tinker
ISBN : 1555878172
Genre : Social Science
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The authors of this volume focus on such issues as property use and ownership, efforts to recognize women's economic rights through development programming, poverty and women-headed households, and household bargaining. The impact of various development policies is also surveyed.
Category: Social Science


Author : Xuanmeng Yu
ISBN : 1565182073
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 45.46 MB
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Category: Social Science

Dk Eyewitness Travel Guide Beijing Shanghai

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ISBN : 9781409336921
Genre : Travel
File Size : 21.44 MB
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The DK Eyewitness Beijing & Shanghai Travel Guide is your indispensable guide to this beautiful part of the world. The fully updated guide includes unique cutaways, floorplans and reconstructions of the must-see sites, plus street-by-street maps of all the fascinating cities and towns. The new-look guide is also packed with photographs and illustrations leading you straight to the best attractions on offer. The uniquely visual DK Eyewitness Travel guide will help you to discover everything region-by-region; from local festivals and markets to day trips around the countryside. Detailed listings will guide you to the best hotels, restaurants, bars and shops for all budgets, whilst detailed practical information will help you to get around, whether by train, bus or car. Plus, DK's excellent insider tips and essential local information will help you explore every corner of Beijing & Shanghai effortlessly. DK Eyewitness Beijing & Shanghai Travel Guide - showing you what others only tell you.Now available in PDF format.
Category: Travel