• Thames Town, an English Cliché: The Urban Production and Social Construction of a District Featuring Western-style Architecture in Shanghai

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  • Hai Ren, The Middle Class in Neoliberal China: Governing Risk, Life-Building, and Themed Spaces

    London, New York, Routledge, 2013, xvi & 192 pp. Review by Martin Minost The Chinese middle classes – and the question of their definition –…

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  • Harry den Hartog (ed), Shanghai New Towns: Searching for Community and Identity in a Sprawling Metropolis

    Rotterdam, 010 Publishers, 2010, 416 pp.   Shanghai New Towns, edited by the Dutch architect Harry den Hartog, is interesting on two counts. To begin…

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  • Bianca Bosker, Original Copies: Architectural Mimicry in Contemporary China, Hong Kong

    Hong Kong University Press, University of Hawai’i Press, 2013, xii & 164 pp. At the initiative of its mayor in 2001, Shanghai municipality launched an…

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